Catania – Sicily

The image of the city is of course bound to the volcano towering over it, the Etna, which lava was used by the 17th century architect Giovan Battista Vaccarini to rebuild the majority of houses destr...

Catania Surroundings

The city of Catania is surrounded by some of the finest landscape attractions of Sicily. Within few kilometres are gathered the beautiful rocky bays of the Cyclopes Riviera, whereas the volcano Etna ...

Etna

In this part of Sicily the volcano represents a constant presence. It is the highest active volcano in Europe, and is characterised by a huge cone which stands out from the valley, up to 3323 m. On t...

Circumetnea Railway in Sicily

This railway line is a nice 110 km circuit which rotates round the volcano, connecting the city of Catania with Riposto. It surely represents one of the best ways to admire the majestic shape of the ...

The Ciclopes Riviera

North of the city the shore is strongly marked by the volcano, which has created in centuries bizarre and tortuous rocks and cliffs, towering over clear waters and bays. The Ciclopes Riviera stretche...

Palermo- Sicily

The Phoenicians couldn’t have chosen a better place to settle down on the island. Palermo lies in the middle of a wide gulf with a large fertile valley right behind. It’s the natural charm of its pos...

The Vucciria of Palermo

Situated East of via Roma and north of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the Vucciria is best known for its market, one of the must see places if you look for something picturesque, lively and typical. In fac...

The Vucciria Market of Palermo

The Vucciria market is a good place to buy fruit, vegetables and fresh fish, and to eat. On both sides of the square are two restaurants which offer cheap menu of the day. In one of the lanes which l...

Kalsa of Palermo

South-east of Corso Vittorio Emanuele begins what in the past has been the cultural and intellectual heart of Palermo. The name is evidently Arab (from the word khalisa = “pure”), in fact...

Albergheria of Palermo

The popular borough of Albergheria is a mix of sumptuous palaces overlooking via Maqueda, like Santa Croce Palace, and narrow streets behind via Maqueda and Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Many of these str...