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When to go

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When to go

I plan on going to Catania for 3 days in March, do tourists travel at this time and will most things be open, sometimes in late winter tourist towns are still closed for the holidays

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1. Re: When to go

Welcome to Sicily lulu140!

March is early in the tourist season, but everything would be open. Catania is Sicily’s second largest city, a real working city, not a tourist town.

Vagabonda

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Thankyou Vagabonda, I stayed at Taorimino last time in Sicily, it is wonderful, thought of staying Catania and busing it to Taoramino and Syracuse, is that a good idea

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It could be a good idea.....

Catania isn’t for everyone. It’s not a tourist resort town. Taormina is the beautiful tourist resort town and Catania is the “real” city.

Catania is a large and gritty city with the best public transportation connections in Eastern Sicily. It has a charming historic centre, very Baroque. There are colourful markets, good shopping, and exceptional restaurants and trattorie, and with the university, a large student population and an active nightlife, but it also has a high poverty rate and a high petty crime rate.

You might appreciate Aninka’s comments.

Catania or taormina, advise please:

tripadvisor.com/…15792171

And these threads as well....

Nicest town in Sicily to visit:

tripadvisor.com/…37597789

Catania, a under appreciated pleasant surprise:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187888-i735-k4798…

Vagabonda

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