Christmas in Catania: explore the vibrant scene of Festive Days in Sicily
by Claudia Cuccureddu on Dec 1, 2017
Christmas in Catania: a vibrant scene.
Sicily is an island of well-preserved traditions, and Christmas time in Catania will be a wonderful opportunity for you to experience the centuries-old popular traditions of this town. Christmas here has not become as crassly commercial as most other countries.
Christmas time in Catania offers a truly vibrant scene, with its dazzling settings like the smart cafes and bars in baroque squares. These are perfect for enjoying the world-famous local cuisine, which includes a pasta dish made especially to honor the city’s most famous son, Vincenzo Bellini, a 19th century composer.
Sicily is host to countless cultural, artistic, and religious events. Classical music is popular here – Palermo boasts the biggest opera house in Italy. In this town you will also find many excellent art galleries like the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia and the Galleria d’Arte Moderna.
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Christmas in Catania: what you cannot miss
History buffs will delight in exploring the Roman ruins, with Baroque churches among other well-preserved sites of interest.
This Sicilian city located in the shadow of an active volcano is a dream to explore. You will absolutely revel in the views of the most famous active volcano in the world, Etna, from the square in the heart of the city.
Walking through the Pescheria Market is a perfect chance to take in the intoxicating sounds, colors, and aromas when you spend your Christmas holidays in Catania.
End your trip with a bang by exploring the magnificent Mount Etna. There are easy trails around its lush base, train rides around the flanks or – for the adrenalin junkies – an exciting ski down the volcano slopes.
Visit Catania at Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center
Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center has enchanting sea views just minutes away from the historic city of Catania, and this is the perfect place to stay when spending your Christmas holidays in Catania, Italy. The exquisite rooms and suites are relaxing, stylishly furnished in warm tones, and equipped with every comfort you’ve come to expect from our hotels.
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