Catania is a quite large city, but our B&B is located in a central position, ideal for visiting the places of greatest interest by walking.
A walk in the center begins by walking along Via Umberto that reaches Via Etnea, the main artery of the city. The green area of the city is already there, the historic 'Vincenzo Bellini' Public Garden. Traveling south along Via Etnea you have a general view of the architecture of the historic center of the city: you cross Piazza Stesicoro with the ruins of the Roman Amphitheater until you reach Piazza Università with the beautiful Central University Palace and the enchanting Vaccarini courtyard. Walkng straight you come across the imposing Piazza Duomo with the cathedral, the Town Hall, the Elephant Fountain - symbol of the city, which the people of Catania call "Liotru" - and the Amenano Fountain which overlooks the colorful and folkloristic fish market .

From Piazza Duomo you can reach the famous Via Crociferi in a few minutes, full of splendid baroque churches, the birthplace of the musician Vincenzo Bellini and the Greek-Roman Theatre.
On the opposite side of the square you can visit the church of the Badia di Sant'Agata, the church of San Placido (a splendid example of Catanese baroque), the Cortile Platamone - today the seat of the Department of Culture of the municipality of Catania - and the Teatro Massimo dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini.
From the B&B, through the elegant Corso Italia, you reach Piazza Europa and the seafront of Viale Ruggero di Lauria, approximately 2 km long, a unique example of a volcanic coast with a sea of ​​changing colours, much appreciated by the people of Catania and tourists.


A short distance from Catania you can visit beautiful places from a naturalistic, historical and architectural point of view. Traveling along the coast towards Messina, a few kilometers away you will find Acicastello, a small village with a Norman castle built on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea.A few kilometers further on you can visit Acitrezza, a small seaside village, with a splendid sea - a protected area - and a beautiful view of the stacks (the setting of Polyphemus' cave in Homer's "The Odyssey").  A number of restaurants on the seafront will allow you to try delicious menus based on fresh fish.

But this is just a taste of what eastern Sicily offers! Among the places to visit you cannot miss Etna, Taormina, Syracuse (with the beautiful center of Ortigia) and Noto.