Catania (Photo: xabi_kls/
Catania (Photo: xabi_kls/
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Port of Catania

Home to Europe's largest active volcano -- Mount Etna -- Catania boasts a rich and unique culture, which has in part been shaped by the constant threat of Etna. Catania is bursting with historic buildings and landmarks representing its many invaders including the Spanish, Greeks, Romans and even Arabs, but it also offers visitors plenty of other attractions including beautiful beaches, a number of excellent museums and lots of cafes, restaurants and bars.

--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor

Shore Excursions

About Catania


If you've never seen an active volcano in person, you can do so at Catania's Mount Etna


There are many diversions to choose from here, so you'll need to use your time well

Bottom Line

Catania is a dynamic city offering a variety of cultural and leisure experiences

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