Catania is an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily on the lonian Sea. It is
located at the foot of Mount Etna, an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily.
Catania is the capital of the eponymous province, and is the second-largest city
in Sicily and the tenth in Italy.
Catania was founded as a Greek colony when the Greeks ruled, and were followed by
the Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and numerous other dominations. In around 1693, the
city was completely destroyed by earthquakes and lava flows which went through the
entire city and into the sea. The city was then rebuilt In detailed Baroque architecture,
which one can see today.
Catania, being a Mediterranean city, comes with the average Mediterranean weather,
not that different from Its neighboring countries. However, being located in the
central Mediterranean, it Is exposed to more harsh winds.
Places to visit :
The Greek-Roman Theatre
The Greek Acropolis of Mount virgin's hill
Did you know :
The city of Catania has been buried by lava a total of seven times in recorded history,
with layers under the present day city of the Roman city that preceded It, and the
Greek city before that.