6 days in Catania & Syracuse Itinerary

6 days in Catania & Syracuse Itinerary

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1
Catania
— 3 nights
2
Syracuse
— 2 nights

3
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ancient Theatre of Taormina and Villa Romana del Casale. Museum-lovers will get to explore Monastero dei Benedettini and Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943. Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Piazza Armerina (Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola & Museo Della Civilta Mineraria), Museo Didattico di Storia Naturale (in Niscemi) and Taormina (Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago, Villa Comunale, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo del Carretto Siciliano, kick back and relax at Faro Sant'Anna, contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, and learn more about the world around you at Castello Normanno - Museo Civico.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Catania day trip planning tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Catania is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Catania is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Taormina, Piazza Armerina, Castello Normanno - Museo Civico, Museo del Carretto Siciliano, Museo Didattico di Storia Naturale
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Ancient Theatre of Taormina ©
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
On the 18th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco, thendelve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and finally see the interesting displays at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Syracuse day trip planner.

You can drive from Catania to Syracuse in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica
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Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica ©
Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco

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