Why BA?

Fly with British Airways and enjoy award-winning service, excellent value for money and no hidden charges:

  • Free seats selection 24hrs in advance*
  • Inclusive 23kg checked baggage allowance*
  • Airport, online or mobile check-in
  • Free onboard food and bar service

*Except on hand baggage only fares

Things to do in Catania

You’ll find plenty to see and do, no matter where you stay. Immerse yourself in the history, tantalise your taste buds with Sicilian cuisine and relax on the picture-perfect beaches. See the sights and learn more about this fantastic destination.

Absorb the raw energy of Palermo, which makes you work to uncover its hidden gems - this treasure-trove boasts palaces, castles and unique architecture. Enjoy a trip to Isola Bella, the “beautiful island” for breathtaking natural beauty and scenic beaches. Things to do in Catania revolve around its eventful history. See the elegant baroque buildings that sit below powerful Mount Etna – look closely and you’ll notice a very creative use of lava.



Start your morning at Piazza Carlo Alberto for the vibrant La Fiera market – soak up the atmosphere which could be compared to a Middle Eastern Kasbah. Pick up beautiful ceramics, inspired by 17th century Sicilian design, at Tre Erre Ceramiche near the Port of Palermo or choose bespoke jewellery at Kiseki in Taormina.



From the magnificent Arab-Norman structures of Palazzo dei Normanni & Capella Palatina to the wonderful Greek Amphitheater with its Latin inscriptions, columns, sculptures and statue bases that date back to the 3rd century. Head to the Piazza del Duomo to see the spectacular 13th century cathedral and ornate baroque fountain.



Sample homely Sicilian cuisine at Trattoria Casalinga in the centre of Catania or traditional dishes, with a modern twist at elegant L’Acanto in Palermo. Stop for a show stopping tiramisu at stylish Tiramisu in Taormina or enjoy an ice cream, alfresco on the terrace at Bellini in Pamermo, which sits in the shadow of stunning Martorana.



Charming Kursaal Kalhesa is a great place for drinks or dinner. Its inviting sofas, high-vaulted ceilings and towering bookcases create a wonderful ambiance, while the roaring fire and outdoor bar make it appealing year-round. Embrace the alternative scene at Rocket Bar or mingle with the locals at Rendez Vous Wine.

Beaches and islands.

Beaches and islands

Soak up the sunshine on the stunning beaches of Isola Bella or party with the hip and trendy at Stabilimento Balneare Le Capannine. The lido Alkamar is a fantastic way of enjoying the beautiful surroundings. While the bays of Ustica are a ‘must see’ for diving enthusiasts. This isolated island has no beaches, just inlets of black volcanic pebbles.

Catania weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 11°Jan
  • 11°Feb
  • 13°Mar
  • 15°Apr
  • 18°May
  • 23°Jun
  • 26°Jul
  • 26°Aug
  • 24°Sep
  • 20°Oct
  • 15°Nov
  • 12°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 80
  • 50
  • 40
  • 40
  • 20
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 40
  • 70
  • 100
  • 90
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 2
  • 4
  • 4
  • 7
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3

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