Yacht charter in Catania is an opportunity to enjoy scenic views, to experience the culture of Sicily and to sample local cuisine. The eastern coast of Sicily is famous for the fact that Syracuse is located here - the oldest city in Italy (the birthplace of Archimedes) with beautiful beaches and many attractions that are monuments of the World Heritage Site, as well as the fact that Etna volcano is the largest and most active in Europe near the coast.
When you rent a yacht in Catania , you can visit the wonderful yacht ports of Sicily, which have something to see. This is Cape Orlando, Gela, Messina, Porto Empedocle, Portorosa, Syracuse, Pozzallo and others.
Catania is a large Mediterranean port in Sicily, an ancient Roman city. Catania is the capital of the province of the same name, the city was founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC. The city was destroyed 6 times by the volcano Etna, but each time it was built from volcanic basalt. Catania has gone through many historical periods when the city passed into the hands of the Greeks, then the Romans, then the Arabs, then the Spaniards. On the territory of the city there are many architectural monuments of the periods of the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
But the main attraction of Catania is the volcano Etna, from visiting which tourists always have the most vivid impressions. Fire-breathing craters are surrounded by ice and snow in winter, and from the top of the mountain a memorable view of the city and the sea coast opens. At the foot of the volcano is the water park "Etnaland", which presents more than 20 water attractions , as well as swimming pools and a relaxation area with entertainment facilities.
In the 18th century, architect Giovanni Batista Vaccarini invented a new architectural style called "Sicilian Baroque", the city was rebuilt from lava and basalt. Vaccarini created a fountain with a statue of a black elephant, located on the Cathedral Square of Catania - the elephant is made of black basalt and is installed in the center of the fountain on a pedestal.
The Cathedral of St. Agatha is located directly opposite the fountain. In Catania, it is also worth seeing the ruins of the Roman Theater , the fortress of Ursino (the former residence of the Aragonese kings) and the Roman Amphitheater of the 2nd century, located near the city center.
The beaches of the city are rocky, with a steep entrance to the water, which is associated with the volcanic origin of the territory under the city. Popular sandy beaches - Area and La Playa, during the swimming season are very crowded. There is also a special beach for swimming with pets - Dog Beach Catania, you can immediately buy dog food. To the north of the city there are equipped pebble beaches, with toilets, showers and changing rooms.
In Catania, there is a fairly active nightlife, there are many nightclubs, bars and discos until the morning. Those who enjoy cycling can be advised to rent a bike at one of the city's rental locations and go on a trip through the highlands.
In winter, Etna's surroundings are covered with snow , and skiers from different countries come here, there are also bases in the vicinity of Catania that offer to hire equipment for climbing.
The shopping centers of Catania are Centro Sicilia, Sicilia Outlet Village, and a large number of shopping centers and shops are located on Corso Italia and Via Etnea. The most expensive brands are on Corso Italia: Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and others.
In the restaurants of Catania, you can order Sicilian dishes, among which are predominantly fish, vegetable, and of course, a lot of excellent wine. In local restaurants, Arabic (abundance of spices), Greek and Spanish (cocoa, corn, potatoes and tomatoes) traditions are observed. Pasta alla norm is a culinary symbol of the city, which was invented here. It is worth trying aranchini (balls of rice stuffed with meat) and caponata (stew from eggplant and other vegetables), pecorino siciliano cheese, anchovies with tomato sauce and desserts from a large selection of Sicilian sweets.
All restaurants in Catania cook well, the best establishments can be found on Via Santa Filomena. Japanese dishes are served in the Oxidiana restaurant, Neapolitan cuisine can be sampled in the Saltimbocca da Giancarlo restaurant, and if you need to buy and prepare your own food, we recommend heading to the A'Piscaria Mercato del Pesce market - here you will find fresh seafood, a wide variety of cheeses, olives and fruits.
You can rent a yacht in Catania in order to get acquainted with the rich cultural heritage of the island of Sicily - the largest Mediterranean island. Here you can visit architectural sights, sign up for an excursion to the largest volcano Etna and taste wonderful Sicilian dishes. To rent a yacht in Catania , use the tools of our website - the system can offer a wide selection of options for any wallet.
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