Perched on the slopes of Mt. Etna and overlooking the Ionian Sea, Catania pairs incomparable views with unforgettable local cuisine for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. When you book your flight to Catania with Alitalia, you take the first step on a whirlwind Sicilian adventure.
Experience the spiritual splendor of Catania with a tour of their Baroque churches, such as the Cattedrale di Sant'Agata. Visit the historic and bustling La Pescheria, Catania’s fish market, one of the largest in Italy. Then enjoy the delicious fresh seafood dishes at Osteria Antica Marina. When you want a break from the hustle of the city, hike Mt. Etna and take in the exhilarating vistas. Safe areas are clearly marked by the park service, with trail difficulty ranging from easy country walks to more strenuous climbs.
Sicily enjoys a Mediterranean climate so weather is conducive to a visit anytime of the year. However, if you travel to Catania at the beginning of February, you can take part in the Festival of Saint Agatha (Festa di Sant'Agata), the most important festival in Catania and one of the most popular in Sicily. Nearly 1,000,000 attend each year. Check out Alitalia’s website for winter flight deals to Catania.