Sicily is an old country, and Catania is an old city. Both have a long history and if you visit this city you will be able to see a lot of attractions that you simply will not, and cannot, see anywhere else on earth. Those who visited this city in the past often recommend to new visitors that they rent a car in Catania for ease of travel. This is good advice for those coming for business as well as for those coming for pleasure.
Anyone who enjoys history and archeology will find more to do here than one might imagine. There is some evidence that this city has been around since the Bronze Age, and certainly was a thriving city during Roman times. Because of this, there are many, many historical sites to see.
If you hire a car rental in Catania, you can drive to the two amphitheaters for some exciting sightseeing. Start by visiting the smaller one, which is just off Via Vittorio Emanuele, and was built upon an even earlier Greek theater. It is open to the public. Then visit the amphitheater at the intersection of Via Etnea and Corso Sicilia. This Roman edifice was built around the second century AD. Check to see if it is open when you arrive in Catania.
You also want to visit the Ursino Castle. This was a coastal fortress built in the first half of the thirteenth century. It now houses a public museum. And there is so much more to see in this city!
One thing is certain, you truly need to rent a car in Catania if you want to get the most out of your visit. In addition to the many historical sites, you will want to try the many restaurants and cafes where you can get some of the best seafood on earth!