There are a lot of sights in the province of Catania. The symbol of Sicily is the Etna Volcano. The resorts of Acireale and Belpasso are situated there as well as the cities of Val di Noto region. The capital of the province is a part of it too. A lot of tourists visit Catania to see the Etna. The biggest volcano in Europe arouses interest not only for itself but also for its vicinities. The Nebrodi Park is situated at the foot of the Etna near the Alcantara river-bed with picturesque waterfalls. The Nebrodi Park is known as one of the centres of agrotourism on Sicily.
There are lots of things to see in the capital of Catania, which is the main city of the province. There are more than 50 churches in baroque style there. The main is the Cathedral of St. Agatha in Duomo. There are more than 50 baroque palaces in Catania. The most beautiful palace is Biscari Palace. The ruins of the amphitheatre and a set of thermal baths are the remains of Ancient Rome in Catania. Villa Bellini Park is one of the most beautiful city parks there.
Catania is a motherland of the famous composer Vincenco Bellini. The house where he lived is a museum nowadays. Teatro Bellini, which is one of the best Opera Theatres in the world, is named after this great composer.
The capital of Catania is situated in a unique cultural-historical region called Val Di Noto. The cities built in the late Baroque style are located there. All of them were practically restored from the ruins after the eruption of Etna at the end of the 17th century. Besides the capital there are two more cities in Val Di Noto. They are Caltagirone and Militello di Catania.
The coast of the north of Catania is known as “the Lemon Coast” because of the great number of citrus gardens there. There are about nine cities there, the names of which start with a prefix “aci”. Acireale and Aci Castello are the most popular among them. Acireale is famous for its health springs. Aci Castello is famous for its Castle made of black lava stone which was built on a cliff by Normans. The Castle has been kept practically unchanged since the 12th century.