Catania, located on the eastern coast of Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe. It is the second-largest city in Sicily with the metropolitan area reaching one million inhabitants, a central transport hub, economic centre and a university city where you will enjoy a busy downtown and an active nightlife.
We will begin our virtual exploration of Catania from a square that connects two major roads of the city and has a palace rebuilt after a massive earthquake. Next, we will admire a 15th-century church built in a unique baroque style. Then, we will head to the next square, which has an old university building. In this square, we will identify four lamps with statues carved on them depicting four legends. Strolling to the next square, we will get to know why Elephant is the town's symbol.
On reaching the main square, check out the Town Hall, the Cathedral and an Elephant fountain. The Cathedral is dedicated to St. Agatha and houses the relics as well. Nearby is a fountain that flows to the underground river flowing through the city for ages. Then, we will walk through the fish market and will see some unique local fish. Later, take a glimpse of the ruins of an ancient thermal bath.
After exploring the Castle, an imposing building made of lava stone, we will walk up to the Monastery, where we will hear about the local dishes and fruits. The Monastery is a huge building that now serves as the University of Literature. It also houses the remains of two Roman roads.