Catania is located on the eastern coast of the Sicily region of Italy. It is an ancient port city that boasts many historical sites such as Piazza del Duomo, and Catania, Sicily shore excursions will take you to some of the best sites in the city and beyond.
When it comes to things to do on a cruise to Catania, Sicily, continue your gastronomically delightful vacation (because we know you’ll be eating deliciously well on our ships) and indulge in the food of the region. Catania is known for its fresh and decadent Sicilian cuisine which you can experience on a food walking tour or lunch at a working farm. There are even Catania, Sicily shore excursions that take you to a cannoli factory where you’ll sample a traditional Sicilian cannoli dessert.
Wine tasting is another experience that will get your taste buds excited. The wines of the Catania region have a rich, earthy flavor derived from the volcanic soil of the area. This makes the local wines of Catania especially interesting to try for oenophiles.
A visit to Taormina is another one of the most popular Catania, Sicily cruise excursions for visitors. Taormina is a hilltop town near Catania that is rich in beauty, history, and culture. Taormina’s hilltop vantage point provides incredible views of the sea as well as Mount Etna, Sicily’s famous volcano.
Taormina’s historic origins date back all the way to the ancient Greeks, and one of the top sites to see in Taormina is the Ancient Theatre (Teatro Antico di Taormina) that was built in the 3rd century and is still remarkably well preserved. Sit near the top of its stadium seating for picturesque views of Naxos Bay.
Whether historic towns and ancient history appeal to you, or you’d rather spend your day indulging your senses with delectable cuisine and scenic lookout points, Catania, Sicily shore excursions will provide a day in Sicily from your Italy cruise that you’ll never forget.