Sicily has its gem that offers a plenitude of historic places and unique Renaissance buildings, the city of Catania. Situated in the vicinity of the Etna Volcano, Catania has survived several lava flows, but nowadays it stands proud and majestic, combining Roman ruins and Baroque buildings with modern resorts and hotels. Founded centuries ago, Catania comprised a number of Roman buildings, including two Roman amphitheaters, which are now reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome. The proximity of the volcano provided material for the construction of the city's buildings. In the 18th century, noble families chose to build their palazzi in Catania, which complemented to urban landscape with Baroque grandeur. Tourists who have chosen Catania for their holiday are bound to unveil and marvel at its historic treasures.
Luxury and convenience await tourists in Catania in upscale hotels. In Hotel Villa Paradiso dell'Etna, besides the multitude of recreational amenities, tourists can use the sauna, fitness, spa amenities, conference and meeting rooms. The private beach of Hotel Nettuno, close to "Teatro Massimo Bellini", is a great convenience, together with the outdoor pool, banquet facilities and conference rooms, guest rooms with beautiful views. Excelsior Grand Hotel, truly suitable for business travelers, is located right in the center of Catania, in the proximity of most sights; the vast range of recreational amenities features fitness facilities, business center; its 176 air conditioned rooms boast city or mountain views. The banquet facilities and complimentary continental breakfast of Katane Palace Hotel welcome tourists continuously.
Tourists on a low budget also have a vast choice in Catania when selecting accommodation. Some budget hotels are conveniently located in the central area of Catania and feature all the necessary conveniences for a pleasant stay. Suite Inn is a B&B guesthouse not far from the cathedral and the Bellini opera theater, and offers accommodation for 12 persons. Elios Rooms, within close reach of the major tourist destinations, is a renewed building comprising double and triple rooms with en-suite bathroom and shower, convenient for couples or small groups. B&B Porta Carlo V is a beautiful historic building, with three bedrooms and a terrace with a lovely view. 5 Balconi, a budget B&B with high domed ceilings and chandeliers, offers a single and several double rooms, as well as a twin room.
Hotels in Catania, both by the Ionian Sea and near the famous Mount Etna, offer a lot to visitors who like to enjoy the mild Mediterranean weather at all times of the year. The two street markets are picturesque, and the Baroque spirit of the churches and palaces is picture perfect. The remains of the Roman buildings are numerous in Catania and remind of ancient periods. The "Roman Theater" in Via Vittorio Emanuele and the lava and marble Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Stesicoro remember a succession of glorious events. For detailed information about Catania’s past and traces of different civilizations, the "Museo Civico" in the fortress of Castello Ursino houses a plenitude of exhibits. "Teatro Massimo Bellini" is impressive with its grand frontage and luxury interior, and is a true landmark of the city.
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