Catania's boisterous fish advertise, which assumes control over the boulevards behind Piazza del Duomo each workday morning, is road theatre at its generally exciting. Tables moan under the heaviness of beheaded swordfish, ruby-pink prawns and plate loaded with molluscs, mussels, ocean urchins and all way of puzzling ocean life. Fishmongers gut brilliant fish and high-obeyed housewives step daintily finished pools of blood-recolored water. It's completely arresting. Encompassing the market are various great fish eateries.
Teatro Massimo Bellini
Built in 1890 and made for home-grown writer Vincenzo Bellini, the building's insides are reasonably luxurious, from the stucco-and-marble indulgence of the hall to the transcendence of the theatre itself, wrapped in four levels of overlaid boxes. The performance centre’s painted roof, by Ernesto Bellandi, delineates scenes from four of Bellini's best-known musical dramas.
Complesso Monumentale Monastero delle Benedettine
This place covers three adjoining destinations: a Benedictine cloister, the Chiesa di San Benedetto and the Museo Arte Contemporanea Sicilia over the road. Top charging goes to the congregation, worked in the vicinity and decorated with astonishing stucco, marble and a late-eighteenth century sacred place made of Sicilian jasper. Spellbinding works of art incorporate Giovanni Tuccari's great roof frescoes and a fairly realistic delineation of St Agatha being tormented before an inquisitive sultan.
Humble yet unobtrusively advanced, Da Antonio ruins nourishment sweethearts with all around evaluated, perfectly cooked sustenance served by learned wait staff. Notwithstanding having made advances onto the vacationer radar, it's as yet the sort of place where sharp looking neighbourhood families desire Sunday lunch.
Becoming the overwhelming focus on Catania's show-stopper Piazze del Duomo is the city's most paramount landmark, the grinning Fontana dell'Elefante. Made of magma stone and dating from the Roman time frame, the silly statue is of a lovable elephant, referred to locally as Liotru and the image of the city. The statue is surmounted by an unlikely Egyptian monolith which, as per nearby fables, has mystical forces.
Trattoria di De Fiore
For more than 50 years, septuagenarian gourmet specialist Rosanna has been reproducing her incredible grandma's formulas, including the best pasta you'll taste anyplace in Sicily. Administration can be excruciatingly moderate, however for understanding souls this is an uncommon opportunity to encounter exemplary Catanian cooking from a former period.