Catania: The ‘Milan of the South’ surrounded by orange trees and olive groves
Catania, an historic city on the Italian island of Sicily is commonly known as the ‘Milan of the South’, but what is different from its Northern Italian sister city is that Catania sits at the foot of Mount Etna, enjoys a sunny southern Mediterranean climate and is surrounded by orange trees and olive groves.
Although the early city of Catania was destroyed by earthquakes in 1169 and 1693, superb architecture remains and fascinating churches and monasteries abound.
With attractive deals on excursions and outings, you can take in the magnificent Baroque architecture of this port city or travel further afield. One of the best sights in our programme is the trip to Mount Etna, Europe’s highest volcano. Or you could visit the flowered streets of the pretty villages around neighboring Taormina.
Art-lovers are in for a real treat if they join our outing to Syracuse, an ancient town rich in art and history. Passengers can also enjoy a visit to Ortigia and a guided tour around the archaeological site, including the Greek Theatre.
At MSC Cruises we also understand that for many, no vacation is complete without a spot of beach-front relaxation, so we invite you to just to kick back and chill out on Catania’s favorite beach, Le Capannine.
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