The Independent Puts the Sicilian City of Catania on the Tourist Map
Why spending 48 hours in Catania, Sicily? Here is the answer from the Independent.
Next weekend, the Sicilian city of Catania stages one of southern Italy’s biggest and most dramatic festivals, the Festa di Sant’Agata. Passions hit fever pitch as up to one million people take to the streets to celebrate the city’s patron saint and watch as her relics are paraded around town by teams of white-shirted devotees.
Festivities apart, Catania is a delight, with a stately Baroque centre, terrific street markets, great food and a bubbly nightlife. And winter is a good time to visit: temperatures are mild, about 15C; there are very few tourists around; and Mount Etna provides some thrilling views, its snow-capped summit rising menacingly over the city’s rooftops.
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