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Hotel stay in catania

Sussex
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Hotel stay in catania

We are staying in the Hotel Liberty in October for 7 nights and plan to do day trips from there to Taormina, Etna etc. the hotel gets great reviews and ratings but have only just noticed the comments about the street and area it is in being "squalid". Wondering if we have made the wrong decision and should have based ourselves in a town rather than a city. Any comments/advice? Is it safe to walk in the evenings in Catania?

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1. Re: Hotel stay in catania

Hotel Liberty is wonderful, a gem, a fantastic hotel in Catania, and Catania is a transport hub, so Catania is a convenient base for day trips, and Hotel Liberty offers information, and support to its guests. That said, Catania is Catania, a large city, and not for everyone.

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Appreciate your reply Vagabonda - we are happy with a city and it doesn't have to be picture perfect. Just a little worried about safety in the area - any comments?

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3. Re: Hotel stay in catania

Prego Montejaquena,

Understandably, and although pickpocketing is an issue, it's not unsafe in the historic centre.

Use the same street-smarts you would in any large city.

http://www.bestofsicily.com/faqs.htm#safety

Vagabonda

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4. Re: Hotel stay in catania

Thanks - duly noted!

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5. Re: Hotel stay in catania

Best wishes and hopefully you'll enjoy your time in Catania.

Catania, a under appreciated pleasant surprise:

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

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