If there is one city in the world that has constantly risen from the setbacks of volcanic eruptions and repeated earthquakes, it is Catania. It is the second largest metropolitan city in Sicily. It is the one that has undergone rapid urban transformations, but has not lost its fervour, and its inherent connects to history and architecture. A busy urban setting coupled with bustling markets and towering structures- this place attracts people from all over for both work and pleasure.
The Catania Italy points of interest
There are innumerable things to see and experience if you are at the place on your Tour of Sicily. One of this among the many such places are Palazzo Biscari which was rebuilt around 1700 by the renowned archaeologist and art lover Ignazio Paternò Castello III. After you complete,exploring the intricate decorations and paintings on the walls and ceilings of the building, move to the next stop at Historical Monastery San Benedetto. This is a UNESCO world heritage site that was created in 1355 and rebuilt in 1700 after a devastating earthquake.
Here you can see the archaeological remains of the Roman house in the basement, the ‘staircase of angels’ at the front steps of the church and the art museum. The other important place is the Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolò l’Arena. This is the jewel in the crown when it comes to typical Sicilian Baroque style architecture. You can easily opt for a transfer to Catania and from it by the expert excursion services like Sicilia Shuttle Service.
Things to Do While At the Place
The most popular and bubbling place in the city is the fish market. It is located behind the cathedral of Catania. This place located at the tunnel made by Charles V is where things ranging from fish to fruits have been sold from ancient times. The shouts of the vendors and the strong smell of the roasted peppers make this the ideal place to immerse oneself in the local culture.
The other place to rest after a long walk is in the Kiosks of Catania where you can get refreshments and watch the city pass by. You can take a look at the Catania map to locate the places or ask the friendly staff of Sicilia Shuttle Service to guide you about the way.
All the Details about the Transfer in Sicily
There are many excursions organizer that ply to and from the city. The ones like Sicilia shuttle service have more than fifteen years of experience in providing minivan hire to groups and individuals. They set the rent of the hired minivans according to a number of people they are carrying, and the fares are always reasonable. You can get shuttle service to Catania for sightseeing the local buildings and shop around the markets.
The car service provided by the Sicilia Shuttle Service takes up people from the airport and then drops them to the airport. They will provide the convenience of travelling in the AC buses to Catania and ensure that you reach in time.