Second largest city in Sicily after Palermo port on the east coast of the island, on the lower slopes of Mount Etna, Catania, 500,000 inhabitants, is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Its history is linked to the volcano and earthquake that destroyed it twice. Constructed of black lava, the main monuments of Catania recall here.
The port of Catania is large and industrial; it has the interest of being close to the city worth visiting and Etna.
From this base rental sailboats, you will furrow the eastern coast of Sicily and Syracuse or go down to the continent or even passing through the Strait of Messina to reach the Aeolian Islands a hundred miles away.