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Where to stay in Catania?

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Where to stay in Catania?

Catania is one of the most frequented cities in southern Italy, in the region of Sicily. An important stop for cruise ships traveling across the Mediterranean, the city is full of history and incredible monuments. Are you thinking of spending a few days there? Then read this post about Sicily, see our accommodation tips and find out: where to stay in Catania? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

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Introduction

It is worth remembering that sometimes, what you will save with the hotel being further away, it may be that you spend on transportation, so do your math well to make sure if, effectively, it is worth opting for such a remote region, O.K.?! And, reinforcing, Catania is a great city to visit on foot, so avoid going there in a hurry! Get organized and go with time, it will be an incredible ride, for sure!

1) Where to stay in Catania? IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER

Catania is an ancient city, was founded in the 8th century BC and has about 320,000 inhabitants. The main point of the city is, of course, the beautiful Piazza Duomo (Duomo Square). It is there that, in addition to the beautiful Cathedral of Catania, which we will visit next, there is the Fontana dell’Elefante (Fountain of the Elephant), which is one of the biggest symbols of the city.

Sant’Agata (Saint Agatha)

The Cathedral of Catania is dedicated to the city’s Patron Saint, Sant’Agata, who according to tradition was subjected to great martyrdom by the Roman consul and sacrificed herself before renouncing her Christian faith. When we talk about architecture, the Cathedral presents an interesting, and beautiful, mixture of Norman and Baroque influences, inside it is possible to see several paintings, frescoes and details that enchant. What is most striking, however, are the remains of members of the royal family, the clergy and the Sicilian artistic class.

The Palace of the Elephants

Of the building from the Norman era, only the apses and the transept remained. The external appearance is a restoration work done by the architect Vaccarini who, after the devastating earthquake of 1693, designed the entire restoration, Piazza Duomo and included the Palace of the Elephants (near the fountain) that today functions as the Town Hall. Staying in this region of the historic center is an excellent option, even if it is not the most affordable (see it as an investment! Hahaha).

Downtown

Downtown is full of life, great dining options and is close to everything, including the sea. Consider that you will be close to most of the main tourist attractions and all the hustle and bustle of the city, Catania life! Not to mention that the region is full of shops and it has a really excelent tourist structure! It is very worth considering!

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:
The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

2) Where to stay in Catania? AT THE CENTRAL TRAIN STATION

Another great option is to stay in the Central Train Station region of the city. Almost by the sea, the region facilitates travel for those who want to visit other cities using the train as the main means of transport. From the station to the center, 20 minutes of walking is enough to reach the most important points in terms of tourism. The city is almost entirely flat, which makes the walk very smooth and not tiring.

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:
The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

3) Where to stay in Catania? IN THE URSINO CASTLE

Another area that is worth considering is the area of ​​the beautiful Castello Ursino. The Castello is on a gentle plateau and was built by Frederick II of Swabia between the years 1239 and 1250. It is impressive and it will transport you to medieval times almost instantly. Very well maintained, it now houses a civic museum. It is a really incredible construction.

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:
The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

4) Where to stay in Catania? AT CATANIA ACQUICELLA STATION

If you don’t want to stay in the center, you can opt for the Catania Acquicella Station area. Also, half an hour from the center, on foot, it can be a great choice for those who prefer to ‘escape’ the hustle and bustle of the center and the coming and going of tourists.

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:
The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

5) Where to stay in Catania? AT PORTA GARIBALDI

Porta Garibaldi is a 20-minute walk from the historic center and offers good accommodation options as well. As we said earlier, Catania is not a city full of ups and downs, so the walks are very peaceful and pleasant. Allow yourself to walk calmly so as not to miss any detail of the beautiful buildings that surround the city, observe all the details, including the most ‘hidden’ ones, it is surprising!

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:
The B&B options that I advise with great value for money  are:

6) Where to stay in Catania? IN PORTALE CANTINACCIA

There is also the option of staying a little further away from the center for a little more affordable prices. We are talking about the Portale Cantinaccia region. Walking it is half an hour from the center, but it is easy to get out and get to the region.

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:
The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

7) Where to stay in Catania? IN THE PORT REGION

If you want something closer to the beach, you can choose to stay in one of the several hotels near the shore, on the avenue in front of the sea, several of them have incredible views of the sea and are worth the investment. 10 minutes from the center, the port region can be a good choice for those who want to explore the region by sea. The movement there, especially in the summer, is intense, since several cruise ships stop by.

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:
The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

8) Where to stay in Catania? IN SPIAGGIA LIBERA 1

If you want to catch a few days of sea and sun, opt for the Spiaggia Libera 1 region. The public beach area gets CROWDED, especially on the hottest days and mixes tourists and locals in total harmony. The beach is beautiful and you can spend very pleasant hours here! Walking you can reach the center in half an hour! You can go around the main avenue in front of the sea, or go through the inner streets of the city. Anyway, it is a pleasant walk.

The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

9) Where to stay in Catania? AT PICANELLO STATION

Finally, na option much further away, but consequently much more affordable, is the Picanello Station region. Another well-structured region that, in addition to the station, offers good options for restaurants and shops.

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:
The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

How were the hotels chosen?

The hotels were chosen taking into account three main concepts: evaluation, location and daily rate. I want to make it clear that NONE of these hotels sponsored this post. The daily rates may vary from the values shodue to demand, time of year and room availability. Please always check directly when booking with Booking.com.

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Conclusion

Where to stay in Catania? There are those who love and who don’t like Catania that much, the fact is: whatever the feeling, the city is unforgettable! Historic, beautiful, lively … Catania offers the tourist numerous options for tours, accommodation, gastronomy, beach and much more. A visit to Catania will not disappoint you, believe me! In other words: include the city in your itinerary without fear, pack and have a nice trip!

If you feel insecure or have no time, and need help to organize your trip, do not hesitate to look for me! I will love to help you make your dream trip to Italy. And how can I do that? Continue reading this post until the end and you will understand how can we make your life and journey easier.

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