"With Mount Etna Volcano as its backdrop, Catania is the cultural centre of Sicily and its second largest city. Catania boasts well-preserved and rich baroque architecture and vestiges that date back from the Greek and Roman times.
A very intriguing city where the streets are named after the Volcano and are paved with volcanic stone. Piazza del Duomo is the very heart of the city, designed by renowned architect Vaccarini, is surrounded by superb Baroque buildings that convey an immense sense of elegance. At its centre rises the Fontana dell'Elefante (Fountain of the Elephant) which is Catania's emblem Carruba di Riposto is a few kilometers from Catania, on the Cyclops Riviera, between Acireale and Taormina, and within easy reach of some of Sicily's most beautiful beaches."