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Episode 10: Catania, Sicily

Updated: Jul 6, 2022

Companion blog, tips, links, and pics

Expectations vs Reality

This was our first location where we stayed longer, for 2 weeks. First impressions of Catania can be very jarring when you see the trash on streets/sidewalks, graffiti on crumbling buildings, and experience the loud sounds from the cars, people to scooters. Look a layer deeper, Catania has a deep vibrant history told in its food, people, buildings, and the lava dust in the streets.

Eric will be doing a separate food blog to highlight some of the best food of the trip to date with pictures and links to places.

Christy and Eric in ornate gazebo and round globe lights
Visiting Villa Bellini Park

City Scenes of Catania

Scenes below are from in and around the city. The large art pieces on the silos we saw on our heart-pounding walk to the port and beach. Others are scenes from the square and Bellini Park. We spent our time walking the old town and we took the time to complete a 3-minute sketch challenge.

Impressive Theatro Massimo Bellini

Near the end of our time in Catania, we got a chance to see a concert at Teatro Massimo Bellini. A gorgeous 130-year-old opera theater. The place itself was stunningly decorative and had some of the best sound quality we've experienced at any theater. On stage, the choir respected social distancing and even had masks on. This was all led by a female maestro conductor exquisitely dressed in a black overlay tea-length gown.

Where to eat in Catania

La Pentolaccia: Amazing pasta at reasonable prices:

Al Vicolo: Delicious Pizza with fun outside dining:

Stay tuned for the Food Blog...

Getting around:

Catania quick info:

About the authors:

Christy is an artist/creative spirit & blogger/podcaster with a passion for many things especially the arts, nature, and weird things around the world.

Eric is a blogger, podcaster & educator with a passion for food, arts, and cultures around the world. Follow Eric on Instragram@wanderingwigloo or facebook@liveletroam

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