CATANIA, TAORMINA AND ETNA: THE THREE PEARLS OF EASTERN SICILY
We know it well, Sicily is a land of extraordinary beauty in which Catania, Taormina and Etna stand out like precious gems. Eastern Sicily truly offers a unique combination of culture, history and breathtaking views.
In this article, I will guide you through the most beautiful places that you absolutely cannot miss along the way, with a special mention for the majestic Etna volcano, which offers a unique show. Prepare to be captivated by the wonder of this part of Sicily!
Catania: The meeting between history and modernity
Catania can be defined as the capital of eastern Sicily, with a lively combination of history, culture and modernity.
During the discovery of this beautiful city located on the slopes of Etna, you will be able to visit the historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where you will find the majestic Piazza del Duomo and its characteristic lava elephant.
Walking through the streets of Catania, you will surely be struck by via Etnea, the main city artery, where you will find trendy shops, cafés and restaurants where you can savor the renowned Sicilian cuisine with a direct and incredible view of Mount Etna.
However, Catania is also famous for its lively nightlife, with numerous bars and clubs offering entertainment until late at night.
When you have finished admiring the historic center of Catania and Piazza del Duomo, you can also head to visit the Castello Ursino, an imposing Norman fortress that houses the Civic Museum.
Etna: The majestic spectacle of the active volcano
A trip to this part of Sicily would not be complete without a visit to Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe.
Etna offers a unique and fascinating landscape, with rivers of solidified lava, impressive craters and lush vegetation.
This wonder is visible from both Catania and Taormina but the best way to really discover it is to explore it.
If you are a lover of excursions, there are many options for exploring the paths that cross the Etna Park and several possibilities to book a tailor-made private tour as well as the possibility of tasting the typical products of Etna, including the the famous Pistachio of Bronte and the fine wines of the Etna cellars.
Taormina: The pearl par excellence of eastern Sicily
Taormina is one of Sicily’s most celebrated tourist resorts, set atop a hill overlooking the Ionian Sea, its timeless beauty has fascinated visitors from all over the world for centuries.
The main attraction of Taormina is its ancient Greco-Roman theater, one of the best preserved in the world, which offers spectacular views of the sea and Mount Etna that allow for truly breathtaking photos and videos.
Along Corso Umberto, the main street of the historic centre, you will find luxury boutiques, historic cafes and delicious restaurants serving Sicilian specialities.
Another thing not to be missed is a visit to the Gardens of the Villa Comunale, a charming public park with exotic plants, fountains and panoramic terraces that offer an extraordinary view of the coast.
Catania, Taormina and Etna: The three pearls of eastern Sicily
If you are planning a trip to Sicily, then you cannot miss a tour Between Catania and Taormina where some of the most beautiful and fascinating places in Sicily are located.
Catania will surprise you with its rich history and lively modern atmosphere, while Taormina will enchant you with its ancient theatre, narrow cobbled streets, luxury boutiques and breathtaking sea views.
Don’t forget to visit Etna, a majestic spectacle and a unique experience to live to build indelible memories in your mind, perhaps with a tour that takes you to discover the most beautiful sceneries and the best panoramic points in Sicily.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit Sicily and its truly extraordinary eastern part, which offers a perfect mix of culture, history and breathtaking landscapes.
Whether you are a history lover, an adventurer or a simple lover of beauty, between Catania, Etna and Taormina you will surely find something that will fascinate you and leave you with an unforgettable memory of your trip to Sicily.