Catania is a city located in Sicily, Italy's largest island in the Mediterranean in the south of the country, close to Mount Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe. Its cultural heritage and beauty are second to none in Italy, so much so that the city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Late Baroque Towns of Val di Noto, which are a series of cities rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1693. The main characteristic of the city is its impressive Baroque architecture, which can be seen at its pinnacle in Piazza del Duomo (with the Cathedral facing it), which also contains the Elephant Fountain, the symbol of the city. Since the city is so close to Mount Etna, a volcano trek is a great experience for tourists, as you can reach the top of this great European volcano, which has had great significance over millennia. For those wanting to explore the history of other Sicilian cities and who were perhaps searching for flights to Taormina or flights to Siracusa, they should be aware that both of these cities are served by the airport of Catania. Catania Airport is among the busiest in Italy and has links with many cities in Italy and Europe, including: Rome, Milan, London, Munich, Venice and Barcelona. If you're searching for a cheap flight from London, you can find it using our online flight comparison tool, which allows you to browse, search and compare.
The airport is well-connected to the city centre, which can be reached by bus or taxi in around 20 minutes. Once you have arrived in the city centre, make the most of your visit by purchasing a Catania Welcome Card, which offers discounts on a wide variety of selected facilities. This card offers discounts on 12 museums, various shops, almost 20 restaurants, transport, and leisure and entertainment facilities, including private beach resorts and seaside activities. Additional cultural sights you can visit are the Greek-Roman Theatre and the Odeon, besides the Castello Ursino. A visit to Sicily would not be complete without a sample of its traditional cuisine. Some its specialties include the Arancini, the Pasta alla Norma and the Sicilian Cannoli alla Ricotta. Take a train or bus to discover the rest of Sicily, including the cities of Palermo, Agrigento, Taormina and Siracusa, and the Valley of the Temples.