Catania is the second largest city in Sicily, situated on the east coast, is the capital of the province that bears his name.It is bounded on the north by Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe.
It was founded in the eighth century BC., according to Plutarch derives from "Katane"("scratch"), by association with rough lava floor of the territory from which it arises.It has been destroyed seven times by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Among the most catastrophic past are remembered in the years 1169 and 1693.
It hosts the first university in Sicily, founded in 1434 by Alfonso V of Aragon. Catania is part of a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 2002 called "Late Baroque Towns of Val di Noto. "
Una perla del mediterraneo dove cibo, arte e natura sono i colori predominanti di un quadro unico nel suo genere.