WHAT TO SEE IN CATANIA
Start your tour of Catania from Piazza del Duomo, where the Elephant Fountain stands. Here you also find Palazzo degli Elefanti (City Hall) and Palazzo dei Chierici. Nearby are the church Badia di Sant’Agata and the Theatre ‘Massimo Bellini’. Further away stands the Ursino Castle.
Stop in Piazza Università and admire its Baroque palaces. Then continue towards the Roman theatre and visit the Terme della Rotonda. Now, go to Via dei Crociferi from San Benedetto Arch and visit Villa Cerami. Finally, enjoy a walk on Via Etnea. On the way, make a stop at the Basilica Collegiata, then stroll along Bellini Garden.
To really discover the city, also visit the fish market, where you can observe the fascinating old folk traditions and Baroque architecture. If you want to live a thrilling experience, visit the underground Catania and the Historical Museum of the Landing in Sicily 1943.
We just have to invite you to visit the best beaches on the Catania coast and take an excursion to Mount Etna.
Street food is a true lifestyle in Catania. The crown belongs to arancini, but scacciate (pies with local cheeses, anchovies and vegetables), crispelle (fried dough stuffed with ricotta cheese and anchovies) and zeppole di riso (rice fritters) are worthy opponents. Then there are the cartocciata, the bolognese, the cipollina, the paté and the bomb. More street food not to be missed is quarumi and cipollata.
When it’s time to sit at the table, start with a good appetizer. You can choose among various local cheeses or decide for the famous caponata (sweet and sour mixed vegetables).
Pasta triumphs over the first courses: alla Norma, alla carrettiera, with sardines or with cuttlefish ink. And still more pasta: with seasoned ricotta cheese or flavoured with a pistiachio cream (pistacchiosa).
The main courses offer meat specialties such as falso magro (lean meat) and horse meat. While among the fish dishes, you will find grilled tuna, beccafico sardines and swordfish.
Finally, the desserts. Cassatelle and olivette di Sant’Agata, cannoli, iris, panzerotti, pistachio from Bronte and brioche with granita or ice cream, you just have to postpone the diet to another time!
CATANIA BUS TERMINAL
This bus terminal is located in via Archimede n. 206. It is accessed through a pedestrian corridor right in front of bar Sapienza. It is a large, rectangular area, where the buses stop at their numbered platforms.
There are 15 platforms, from where passengers can get on and off, and load and upload their luggage, all in safety.
Above each platform, there is an information table. Beyond platform 6 there are the departures of the regional buses of Etna Trasporti and Interbus.
Buscenter buses usually depart from platform n. 6 or from the ones adjacent or close to it, when platform 6 is busy.
The railway station is located about 350 meters from the bus terminal and, therefore, it is easily accessible in a few minutes. In the immediate vicinity, you will also find the metro stop. While, in viale Libertà you will find the Alibus bus stop, which connects the city centre to Catania Airport (service operated by the A.M.T.)
Buscenter ticket office is located in via D’amico n. 187, about 90 meters from the bus terminal. Opening hours: 06.30 – 20.15 (weekdays) and 06:30 – 14:00 / 16:00 – 20:15 (holidays). Contacts: +39 095 532716.
CATANIA AIRPORT FONTANA ROSSA
The bus stop is outside the Arrivals terminal, on the right. All buses depart from the same area. At the exit, on the right, there is also our ticket office where you can buy tickets.
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