Sun, sea, sand…granita. Book cheap flights to Catania and experience the perfect introduction to Sicily!
When to book cheap flights to Catania
Catania enjoys very hot weather during the summer months when most people visit and tends to have fairly mild winters, so when booking your cheap Catania flights, it’s always a good idea to take the weather into consideration. Autumn and spring are other pleasant times to plan a trip, temperatures are much milder making it easier to explore the city and its surroundings. Need a place to stay during your trip to Catania? Check out Ryanair Rooms for an excellent selection of hotels, apartments and places to stay in Catania.
What to see in Catania?
Catania is a city full of unique baroque architecture. The Piazza del Duomo is an Instagrammer’s dream - there are many beautiful buildings to photograph including the whimsical Fontana dell'Elefante statue and the richly decorated Catania Cathedral.
For a lazy day in the sun, kick back with a cooling granita on the San Giovanni li Cuti, the most popular beach in Catania.
When you fly to Catania, don’t miss out on taking a trip to Mt Etna - Catania practically sits in the shade of this immense volcano. The surrounding area is a protected national park with paths running up and down the mountain offering spectacular views of the city and the Ionian Sea.
Taxis are plentiful in Catania – be sure to have cash ready for payment, as very few will accept credit cards. Also, it’s worth asking for a rough estimate of the fare to your destination before you take off to avoid any confusion on arrival at your drop-off point.
Catania’s public transport network is quite limited, but the city centre is small and very easily accessible on foot with the main attractions with close proximity to each other. Plan to explore more of Sicily? Book a car online with Ryanair Car Hire and your car will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive in Sicily.
What to eat in Catania?
Although its cuisine has a lot in common with Italian cuisine, Sicilian food also has Greek, Spanish, French and Arab influences. Typical local delicacies include “arrusti e mangia”, which literally means “grill it and have it” street food dishes. No visit to Catania should be considered complete without trying its most famous pastry, cannoli. Buon appetito!