Destination guide

Sun, sand and sparkling seascapes in Province of Catania

Set on the east coast of Sicily, Province of Catania is a daydream of sparkling seascapes, verdant hillsides and Baroque piazzas. Most travelers start in Catania, a historic port city set on the Ionian Sea. You'll also find charismatic towns and villages strung along the coast. Expect to be charmed by the likes of Aci Trezza, Pozzillo and Fondachello. Whether you're craving a sophisticated city break, a rural retreat or an escape to the seaside, Province of Catania vacation rentals showcase properties for every occasion.

Things to do

Visit volcanic vineyards in Province of Catania

Escape the city in Parco dell'Etna, one of Italy's iconic national parks. You can work up a sweat on the hiking trails or ride the Funivia dell'Etna cable car. 4x4 minibuses climb up to the summit, where you can peer into the crater, check out ancient lava flows and enjoy sweeping views over the Ionian Sea. Thanks to its fertile volcanic soil, the foothills of Mount Etna are a hotspot for Sicilian wine. Guided tours of local vineyards enable you to enjoy private wine-tasting sessions later on the terrace of your Province of Catania vacation rental villa.


Savor Sicilian flavors in Province of Catania

It's hard to resist the call of Catania, the province's charismatic capital. It's set at the foot of soaring Mount Etna and is anchored by a UNESCO-listed Old Town. You could easily spend hours wandering down cobbled streets, sipping espresso in sun-dappled piazzas and enjoying contemporary galleries. There's no better place to discover Catania's local flavors than the cavernous La Pescheria fish market. With well-equipped kitchens, Province of Catania vacation rentals make it easy to whip up your own Pasta alla Norma, Sicily's iconic dish. Key ingredients include handmade pasta, vine-picked tomatoes, sautéed eggplant, creamy ricotta and fresh basil.


Sicilian summers in Province of Catania

Sicily shines in the summer, when the island enjoys clear skies and sultry temperatures. Province of Catania vacation rentals make the most of the Mediterranean sunshine with sun-drenched terraces, spacious gardens and sublime ocean views. Late spring and early fall are considered sweet spots. Thanks to a Mediterranean climate, the Ionian Sea stays warm well into November. Spring also starts early, with Province of Catania often blanketed in wildflowers by mid-February.

Natural features

Discover Mount Etna in Province of Catania

It's impossible to miss Mount Etna, Sicily's signature landmark. At over 10,000-feet, it's Europe's highest volcano. Seismic activity is common, so keep an eye out for smoke furling from one of the summit craters. It's best explored via guided tours, with operators offering everything from sunset hikes to scenic flights. Catania's coastal strip faces the Ionian Sea. It's characterized by its rocky sea cliffs, pebbly beaches and turquoise water. Venture inland and you'll find a patchwork of lush vineyards, citrus orchards and olive groves.

Where to stay around Province of Catania?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,156 vacation rentals near Province of Catania. From 1,238 Houses to 565 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Province of Catania for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Province of Catania?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Province of Catania. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Catania: 1,916 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 640 vacation rentals
  • Acireale: 2,340 vacation rentals
  • Aci Castello: 1,868 vacation rentals
  • Picanello-Ognina-Barriera-Canalicchio: 500 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Province of Catania! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Province of Catania?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Province of Catania:

  • Catania: 1,916 rentals
  • Acireale: 2,340 rentals
  • Aci Castello: 1,868 rentals
  • Sant'Anna: 1,949 rentals
  • Riposto: 2,288 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Province of Catania?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Province of Catania are:

  • Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA): 2,228 vacation rentals
  • Taormina (TFC): 2,384 vacation rentals
  • Sigonella Airport (NSY): 1,634 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Province of Catania?

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

  • Catania Beach: 2,268 rentals
  • Historical Museum of the Landing in Sicily 1943: 2,503 rentals
  • Etnaland: 2,078 rentals
  • Museum of the Sicilian Cart: 444 rentals
  • Cuba of Santa Domenica: 2,759 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Province of Catania listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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