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Location, Climate:
Catania is a charming city in Italy. It is situated on the base of Mount Etna and on the east coast of Sicily. Catania experiences plenty of sunshine and the warmest months are July and August. Those who are not fond of the cold weather should avoid making discount hotel reservations between January and February. Book discount hotels online to enjoy the best deals in accommodation.

Brief History:
The history of Catania is long and significant having been discovered around the 8th century BC. During the Renaissance period, Catania became one of the most important cultural, political and artistic centers in Italy. The first university was established in 1434 by King Alfonso V.

Events, Landmarks, Activities:
The people of Catania gives honor to its patron saint during the Festival of Santa Agatha which is held every month of February. This 3-day festival features candle offerings, procession with the image of the saint and firework displays. The most-visited area in Catania is the Piazza del Duomo which features the incredible Elephant Fountain. After visiting the piazza, you can enjoy shopping along Etnea. Other must-see attractions include the Norman Cathedral, Piazza Stesicoro, Teatro Massimo, Castello Ursino, Palazzo Biscari and the unfinished church of San Nicolo.

Transportation:
The city center is compact which makes it easy to navigate on foot. Buses are economical, but you might have to wait for a long time. Renting a car is a good option, but be prepared for traffic jams. Ride the metro or train from the Borgo metro station to reach Mount Etna, but they don't operate on Sundays.

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