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Catania Attractions

Do you appreciate fine dining or shopping? Or maybe you just like to get familiar with a new travel destination like a local. When staying in Catania, it doesn't matter which category you fall in — this dynamic city has all the attractions and experiences you could wish for.

If you're ready to explore Catania, sign up for a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and let a friendly guide show you some of the most popular attractions. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our fun activities in Catania are also worth looking into.

Things to Do in Catania with Kids

There's fun for the whole family in Catania. Here are some family friendly experiences to do together that are bound to make your getaway memorable:

Free Things to Do in Catania

Vacationing in Catania on a budget? The following can be seen for zip.

Marella Ferrera Museum - Young or not so young, this gallery will pique your imagination and grab your attention.

Timpa di Leucatia - Get close to the animal kingdom and maybe learn a thing or two.

Malavoglia Fountain - If you're into modern architecture and design, add this landmark to your to-do list.

Elephant Fountain - Get to know some of the history of the area through this site.

Piazza Mazzini - This is a lively area where you can soak up the ambiance and appreciate the local way of life.

Fera 'o Luni Market - Make room in your to-do list to look at this site of local significance.

Catania Cathedral - Do some soul searching or simply enjoy the tranquil ambiance at this sacred site.

Lungomare di Ognina - Inhale the fresh ocean air and watch the waves roll in at this coastal spot.

Villa Pacini - Develop your green thumb and appreciate the diverse range of plants on display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Catania

Catania City Centre

Unique features of Catania City Centre include the historic sites and theaters. Make a stop by Catania Cathedral or Via Etnea while you're exploring the area.


Old Town

Historic sites and theaters are highlights of Old Town. Make a stop by Catania Beach or Catania Cathedral while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Porto Station to get around town.



Discover Picanello-Ognina-Barriera-Canalicchio, memorable for its seaside views. Popular attractions in Picanello-Ognina-Barriera-Canalicchio include Lungomare di Ognina and Historical Museum of the Landing in Sicily 1943, and you can see more of the area by hopping on the metro at Galatea Station.


San Giorgio-Librino-San Giuseppe la Rena-Zia Lisa-Villaggio Sant'Agata

San Giorgio-Librino-San Giuseppe la Rena-Zia Lisa-Villaggio Sant'Agata is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Catania Beach and Spiaggia della Plaia while in the area.

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Borgo-Sanzio is a destination travelers like for its historic sites, and you might hop aboard the metro at Borgo Station or Giuffrida Station to explore sights like Via Etnea.

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Travelers like the beaches in Ognina, and Lungomare di Ognina is a top attraction you might want to visit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Catania on a sunny day?

If you're seeking some fun in the sun, you'll enjoy these outdoor adventures:

What to do in Catania on a rainy day?

If it's raining cats and dogs during your stay, shake off your umbrella and try your hand at these indoor activities:

What should I not miss in Catania?

Put these things toward the top of your sightseeing list to get the most out of your visit:

  • Catania Cathedral
  • Ursino Castle
  • Palazzo Biscari
  • Greek-Roman Theatre

What can you do in Catania for free?

You'll hardly have time to take your wallet out of your backpack with so many fantastic free attractions:

  • Catania Cathedral
  • Greek-Roman Theatre
  • Elephant Fountain
  • Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolo