Now that spring is here, you have your choice: You can eat-in at the bar or enjoy the ‘goings-on’ in the Piazza Duomo.^
Just remember, establishments which offer outdoor seating, must pay taxes on the public space they are occupying (i.e. the outdoor eating area). They pass the cost onto you when you dine outdoors and you will see the hike in price reflected on your bill!
But with views of the Duomo, the Elephant fountain and City Hall, it is hard to resist the temptation. If you are a ‘people watcher’ like me, the few extra Euros are a small price for a great glimpse into
|Gelato or Granita are a great way to begin |
or end your day!
|Tipici Dolci (typical Sicilian sweets)|
|Tavola Calda (Sicilian fast food)|
|I know what you're thinking!|
Note Bene: Directions to Caffé del Duomo & Elephant Square
Catania in the direction of il Porto (the port). Drive along the road in front of the port but do not drive through the port! Follow the road until you reach the arches (not the golden ones…they are close, but you can’t drive directly to McDonald’s!) The road splits (twice) as you approach the arches; keep left!
When you have parked your vehicle, head back towards the entrance of the bus station parking. Cross the street and head left. Once you get to the giant arch on your right, turn right **…this will lead you into the Piazza Del Duomo (Elephant Square). Standing in the Piazza (with the Duomo on your right), Caffé del Duomo is on the left (or West side of the Piazza). Buona Colazione!
Heel: 4 ¼ inches (10.8cm)
Platform: ¾ inches (1.9cm)
*If you don’t get out, you’ll head towards McDonald’s and the bus station parking exit it; it might be somewhat tricky to maneuver if you are not familiar with driving with the locals!
**if you reach the fish market, you have gone too far!