Ask any historian or architect to name Sicily’s most important city, and you’ll get the same answer: Catania. Situated on Sicily’s beautiful east coast, this World Heritage city offers an irresistible, candy-box selection of delights with its architecture alone; the prevailing style is Byzantine, but the city has also been influenced by Roman and Norman sensibilities, among others.
And looming over all, the imposing and beautiful Mount Etna, Europe’s largest volcano and twice responsible for Catania’s destruction. Thus Catania is the spectacular embodiment of centuries of historical and geographical turbulence, and simply walking its fascinatingly ornate streets (with some buildings built from hardened lava, no less) is an unforgettable experience.
The romantic side of Catania Luxury Apartments
And whilst some areas are rundown, the savvy type of tourists rent Catania luxury apartments or up-market Catania ...