You really are not my favourite city I’ve been to, but you do happen to be the central starting point for excursions in Southern Sicily.
If you do happen to find yourself in this rough-around-the-edges city, don’t fret (like I did). Fortunately, there are a couple of gems hiding amongst the rough lava-covered, graffiti-topped, dirty fabric of the city.
You can view my map of what to see and do here:
Here’s what to see, do, and eat:
Walk the main shopping boulevard, Via Etna
Wander off of Via Etna into Giardino Bellini Park.
Dolci di Nonna Pasticceria‘s Cannolini Di Ricotta
To eat eye level with a cathedral: Collegelate, and for the best pizza + terrace: Agora Hostel.
Il Principe Hotel
Budget accommodation: Bad B&B
Again, you can find everything mapped out here.