Catania, Sicily, Italy Cruise Port
When cruising to Catania, Sicily don’t be too alarmed by Mount Etna, the large volcano that overlooks the city. It is known to many in this town as the “good volcano” because of her slower flowing lava that is more likely to harm structures if at all. Aside from the volcano, the area is filled with stories, history and culture. The Duomo Square, Cavour Square, Roman Theatre and Ursino Castle are amongst the top historic spots to visit on your cruise to Catania, Sicily. Located along the eastern coast of Sicily, the area can be described as elegant and modern with a great twist of history. Catania is also rich with baroque architecture, medieval castles, Roman era theatres, and a flourishing cultural and artistic center. The Ursino castle was built in the 13th Century and is now a museum for visitors to be able to see inside. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite things to do when cruising to Catania, Sicily:
- Visit The Piazza del Duomo, home to the city’s symbolic Fountain of the Elephant, constructed in 1736 from lava and an ancient Egyptian obelisk.
- Explore Mt. Etna with a local guide to see a volcano cave and learn about the history.
- Sample some of the delectable cuisine that can be found in a nearby restaurant.
- Embark on a wine tour and tasting where you can learn about the wine making process and sample some fantastic pairings.