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There are many resources available online to plan your travel to Catania. The Tourist Board for the Province of Catania operates a website at www.apt.catania.it with information about Catania’s cuisine, museums, itineraries, sports, lists of events and festivals. The site has an Italian and an English version.
Catania official website at http://www.comune.catania.it is is entirely in Italian and it focuses on local information about the city’s politics and cultural life. Perhaps it is not so useful to the traveler.
Other websites (only in Italian) that you can check are: an alternative Province of Catania website at http://www.provincia.ct.it ; tourism portal for Catania at http://www.turismo.catania.it ; and a comprehensive cultural guide of the city at http://www.cormorano.net/catania/ .
For more information on Mount Etna Volcano natural park there is www.volcanoetna.com, a multi-language site describing tips and tools on mount Etna.
Once in Catania, you can drop by the office of the Tourist Board for the Province of Catania at Via Cimarosa, 10. Other offices of Tourism information are located at: Centro Città in downtown; the Central Station Railway Station, Fontanarossa Civil Airport, and at the Maritime Station.
A good way to obtain specific information about the weather, museums, arriving and departing information, dates of specific festivals is ti write or fax the local board of tourism. Its contact information is:
Largo Paisiello 5