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    Keith Preble
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    4 Apr 21, 2014

    While I prefer Palermo slightly a bit more than Catania, Catania is a very nice city and is very easy to get around. There are lots of great restaurants, the city is easy to get to by air, and there is a lot to see and do. I like the openness of the city with its many large piazzas, and the city is not too far from Etna and the beach/port.

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    Mel S Wong
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    4 Dec 16, 2013

    First impression of Catania was rather disappointing but it is one of those places where its charm shows up after IT gets to know you.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    Theres's something absolutely liberating about showing up in a foreign country with no guidebook, no plan and no idea on what to see or do - exactly what me and my Czech girlfriend did with Catania. She picked it off the map because it had a nice ring to it and surprisingly enough, we were not disappointed - topless sunbathing during the day, the ritual promenade in the afternoon (followed by a siesta, of course) and uproarious nights of dancing in the streets on a couple of carafes of Italian wine all come to mind when I think of that time. So I guess sometimes the best plan is to have none at all :-)

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    Tarina Peterson
    4 Mar 04, 2013

    This is a city that always seems to be busy - there's always something to do and see even if its just wandering through the streets and people watching. I visited multiple times and loved it.

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    Mario Bucolo
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    one of the few cities in the world where is possible go from the mountain to the sea in 30 minutes.

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    Kate Bailward
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    I've lived in Catania since October 2009, and am constantly discovering new things to love about it. No, it's not the most beautiful city in the world, but it's less touristy than Taormina and Ortigia, which means that there are more people living there 100% of the time. This means that there are supermarkets, day-to-day shops and proper local bars rather than simply overpriced places aimed at people who are only going to be there for a week. If you want to settle in somewhere for a little while and actually get to know it, then Catania is a great place to do it. It's busy and chaotic, but you'll never once get the chance to be bored.

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    Nat Martinez
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I had planeed just to sleep over before my flight, and was amazed by this photogenic city. Il Padrino shots took place at its many churches. Very nice!

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    Phede Zen
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    4 Sep 08, 2013
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    4 Sep 01, 2013
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    5 Aug 22, 2012
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    5 Aug 01, 2012
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    3 Jul 14, 2012
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    5 Jul 08, 2012
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    Marijacarmen Bartolo
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    I went for shoping there its nice.

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    Dolce Diavoletto
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    bellissima si un ci fossiru latri

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    5 Jun 22, 2012
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    5 Feb 05, 2012
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At the foot of active volcano Mount Etna, Catania has defied seismic destruction time and again in a history spanning nearly three millennia. It's this resilience that perhaps continues to define the city as one of Sicily's main economic, touristic and educational centers, as well as a leading European hub for information technology. Facing the Ionian Sea, one of the most noticeable features of ... read more
this port of call is the black-grey volcanic stone, nearly ubiquitous in pavements and buildings, and yet another symbol of the city's triumph over it's fiery nemesis. Greco-Roman-philes will delight in a diverse array of archeological sites such as the Odeon, Achillean Baths and the Roman Amphitheatre; while those preferring the Baroque will be drawn to Catania's UNESCO World Heritage city center with such churches as Saint Francis of Assisi at the Immaculate and the Basilica della Collegiata. Be sure to visit the city's lore-riddled icon, u Liotru, an ancient stone elephant topped by an Egyptian obelisk, or marvel at the well-preserved remains of one the region's actual prehistoric dwarf elephants at the Catanian Museum of Mineralogy, Paleonthology and Vulcanology.

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