Where to stay around Catania?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,381 vacation rentals near Catania. From 879 Studios to 877 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Catania for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Catania?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Catania. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Historical Museum of the Landing in Sicily 1943: 3,186 vacation rentals
  • Catania Beach: 3,019 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily: 3,127 vacation rentals
  • Catania Cathedral: 3,126 vacation rentals
  • Catania Port: 3,122 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Catania listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Studios in Catania?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 879 Studios in Catania. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Catania include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 877 rentals available
  • Houses: 472 rentals available
  • Hotels: 379 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Catania?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 529 vacation rentals with pool available in Catania. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Mamma mia, Catania is one beautiful city

    Tucked away in the foothills of Mount Etna on Sicily's eastern coast, this sprawling, ancient metropolis (well, kind of) is the island's second largest city after Palermo. Climb the volcanic slopes of the most famous (and temperamental) volcano in Europe, embrace the city's beautiful baroque architecture, or just explore the bustling markets in the old town. And don't miss a selfie with the iconic Elephant Fountain or a performance at Teatro Massimo,a 19th-century opera house. A Catania vacation rental makes a great base for exploring the region.

    It's Joe Public versus the Volcano in Catania

    Catania's rather precarious position under Europe's most volatile volcano means that folks here tend to celebrate every day with festivals, music, and general good vibes. The city has become renowned for its great food, ancient history, and vibrant nightlife. At the heart of the UNESCO-listed center is the baroque Piazza del Duomo, where you'll find La Pescheria, a buzzy fish market, and many shops, cool bars, and rustic, family-run restaurants. If you're feeling energetic and brave, you can book a walking tour of Mount Etna.

    Find elephants that never forget in Catania

    Thanks to Etna, Catania has been rebuilt many, many times, hence the varying styles of architecture. Book a Catania vacation rental near Piazza dei Duomo, and you'll be within walking distance of some of the city's most famous sights. The Elephant Fountain, designed by Giovanni Battista Vaccarini, is a symbol of the city and an essential selfie spot. Another must-see is the Teatro Massimo Bellini, a 19th-century opera house named after local composer Vincenzo Bellini. If you can, catch a classic opera like Don Giovanni to get the most out of the theater's dramatic Sicilian-baroque interiors.

    Hot in the city—Catania gets steamy in the summertime

    Sicily attracts the best of Italy's weather. In the summer, temperatures can reach a blistering 90-plus degrees, and many locals ditch the city to spend August on the beach, which means that many shops and restaurants are closed for the month. That said, it's still best to book your Catania vacation rentals well in advance. Spring and fall are equally nice times to visit. The sun still shines, temperatures are a comfortable 70 degrees, and, apart from the odd rare shower, it mostly stays dry. Winter is cooler still, although rarely enough to snow, so remember to pack extra layers.

    Get sparky on Europe's most famous (and active) volcano

    The second largest of Sicily's main cities, Catania sits on the eastern shores of the island under the gaze of Mount Etna. Europe's most famous volcano is a dream destination for the island's hiking brigade, and there are numerous guided tours to choose from. Hike to the summit at 11,000 feet and you'll earn the most spectacular views. Just watch out for telltale sparks! If you don't fancy the walk, there's also a cable car that climbs up to 6,500 feet. While most natural wildlife has been wiped out by hunters (or eruptions), you may still spot the odd squirrel, fox, or porcupine.