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Highlights of Catania

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 885

Discover artistic masterpieces, culinary traditions, and the natural beauty of Sicily on this trip to Catania. During your time in this charming city, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable gastronomical experience as you visit various food markets. The following day, summit Mt. Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano and Sicily’s greatest natural attraction.


This 4-day Italy vacation takes you to Catania where you’ll stay in premium accommodations and explore the city.

Your trip to Italy showcases the island of Sicily and its second-largest city, Catania. The yin to Palermo’s yang, Catania offers no-nonsense charm and the energy of working-class Sicily. It’s also a picturesque city, sitting in the shadow of Mt. Etna and defined by its baroque old town, which centres on Piazza del Duomo and boasts the massive Catania Cathedral. Staying at the 4-star Romano House, you’ll be in the heart of the city’s old town, a gorgeous collection of domes, convents, ruins, and fabulous street art. One day during your stay, you’ll head on a street food tour through the city’s food markets to hear urban legends, learn about local traditions, and feast on its great street food. The next day, head up Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. You’ll cross a moonlike landscape and enjoy unforgettable views of Catania and the rest of Sicily. At the end of your stay, head to the airport to continue your onward journey.

This trip to Catania is a great addition to a longer trip to Sicily or the whole of Italy.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 885

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Day 1

Catania Airport to Catania Hotels

Duration30 Minutes

Romano House

Romano House is the new luxury residence by the Romano Collection brand. This luxury 4 star Catania hotel, in the heart of this wonderful, baroque city, is a harmonious cross between historical 17th century architecture and the most contemporary and exclusive design.

50 rooms and luxury suites with prized furnishings and an international style, including skilfully restored frescoes, candid stuccoes and baroque friezes, matched with Philippe Starck furnishings and the most modern technologies: full HD plasma screens, motorised shading curtains which can be comfortably controlled from the bed, warm and all-encompassing led lighting, fast and secure wireless internet connection, a notebook available for clients and much more. Every last detail of the rooms at this luxury hotel in Catania, Romano House, has been studied and selected with the intention of ensuring the well-being of guests.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Romano House

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    Romano House



    Romano House is the new luxury residence by the Romano Collection brand. This luxury 4 star Catania hotel, in the heart of this wonderful, baroque city, is a harmonious cross between historical 17th century architecture and the most contemporary and exclusive design. 50 rooms and ...

    Romano House is the new luxury residence by the Romano Collection brand. This luxury 4 star Catania hotel, in the heart of this wonderful, baroque city, is a harmonious cross between historical 17th century architecture and the most contemporary and exclusive design.

    50 rooms and luxury suites with prized furnishings and an international style, including skilfully restored frescoes, candid stuccoes and baroque friezes, matched with Philippe Starck furnishings and the most modern technologies: full HD plasma screens, motorised shading curtains which can be comfortably controlled from the bed, warm and all-encompassing led lighting, fast and secure wireless internet connection, a notebook available for clients and much more. Every last detail of the rooms at this luxury hotel in Catania, Romano House, has been studied and selected with the intention of ensuring the well-being of guests.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Fitness Centre
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Parking
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Street Food Catania Tour

Discover Catania's authentic street food on this unique tour to discover Sicilian culture! Learn about this region's culinary, artistic and historic traditions. Your guides will reveal urban legends and folk tales hidden behind every monument. Most travellers think Sicilian food is the same all over the island and on this tour, you will see how Palermo and Catania have very different heritage, language and eating habits. Never ask for a brioche with ice cream in Catania, Catanesi only have it with granita (crushed ice flavoured with lemon, peach, coffee,) Or, never mention horse meat in Palermo, Palermitani will walk away from you. However, if you go to Catania, don't miss out local horse meat steak! There are a lot of differences between Palermo and Catania food, but you will find an identical spirit in a beautiful, unique Sicilican city.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Mount Etna - Half Day

This private tour takes you to Mount Etna, the highest volcano still active in Europe, with a height of 3,345 meters. Arrive at Rifugio Sapienza at 1, 800 meters where you will have free time to visit of the craters, the most famous being the "Silvestri Craters." On the way, you can admire the wonderful fauna and flora and the spectaculars lunar-like landscapes. Over the centuries, the volcano has created a place where nature, culture and history merge to create one of the most unique sites in the world. There is also the possibility to climb the volcano by cable car and or 4 X 4 vechicle up to 2, 800 meters.

Duration4 Hours
Day 4

Catania Hotels to Catania Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily except Saturday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 4 nights' first class accommodations
  • Catania street food tour
  • Mt. Etna half day tour
  • Food and drinks as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

DP CATCITY4DIT
13 Oct 2019

Excursion Suggestions

As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.

  • Catania: Mount Etna Half Day Tour

    Venture to Mt. Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Europe’s tallest active volcano. This half-day tour takes you across the volcanic landscape to discover the natur...
    Duration:
    4.5 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 330
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  • Catania: Street Food Half Day Tour

    Discover Sicily’s street food scene on this small-group tour through Catania. As you explore the streets of Catania, you’ll hear urban legends and folk tales, learn ab...
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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