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Historic Catania will entice you

Take a vacation to Catania and enjoy the area's monuments, history and cathedral. Travelers to this walkable city praise the cafés, university setting and museums. For a bit of culture, visit Greek-Roman Theatre, Massimo Bellini Theater or Ursino Castle. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Catania

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Catania has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fish Market (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Gioeni Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Butterfly House (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Etnaland (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Le Saie Golf Club (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • EtnAvventura (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Catania

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Catania is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Villa Pacini (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Bellini Gardens (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Botanical Garden of University of Catania (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Gioeni Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Lungomare di Ognina (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Catania Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Catania

Fly into Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Catania Central Station, Catania Acquicella Station and Catania Ognina Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Catania by jumping on the metro at Porto Station, Central Station or Italia Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Catania?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,085 house rentals around Catania. From 656 Houses to 889 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Catania is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Catania?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Catania:

  • Old Town: 709 vacation rentals
  • Picanello-Ognina-Barriera-Canalicchio: 530 vacation rentals
  • Borgo-Sanzio: 600 vacation rentals
  • San Giorgio-Librino-San Giuseppe la Rena-Zia Lisa-Villaggio Sant'Agata: 127 vacation rentals
  • Contrada Pantano d'Arci: 22 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Catania?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Catania. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Catania Beach: 2,425 home rentals
  • Historical Museum of the Landing in Sicily 1943: 2,682 home rentals
  • Italia Station: 2,682 home rentals
  • Proserpina Fountain: 2,683 home rentals
  • Porta Uzeda: 2,650 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Catania listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Catania?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 656 Houses in Catania. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Catania include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 889 lodging choices
  • Villas: 327 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 20 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Catania?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 351 vacation homes with pool available in Catania.

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