We arrived around 9:30A and after a brief explanation of where we were to meet up with the group and later the bus we were free to explore on our own. We started at the Piazza del Duomo next to St. Agata's Cathedral. In the middle of the piazza is the Fontana dell'Elefante.
Les & I took off down Via Etnea, the main shopping throughfare in Catania. Along the way there were several beautiful buildings.
There were several nice, but expensive looking shops, but we decided to walk a bit further to the open air market. This market is held daily in Catania. What an experience! Everything from produce to curtains to designer knockoff handbags for amazing prices - I came away with about 5 things and spent less than 30 Euro!
After our fun in the mercado, we met up with our group for lunch at i'Crociferi. It is located on the Piazza San Francesco.
After our lovely lunch we made our way back to the bus and then back to base. It was a great way to get out and experience Catania and learn our way around.