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Fishing Village within Catania

San Giovanni Li Cuti is a quaint fishing village a 30 mins walk from the centre of Catania. Very... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Brendan C
Island of Malta, Malta
Impressive rocks and clear water

The beach itself is really nice, the water looks clean and clear. Climbing on the rocks is easy and... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
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  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
27 Jul 2018
“Great swimming”
9 Oct 2017
“Fishing Village within Catania”
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Via San Giovanni Li Cuti, 95127 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Really enjoyed this beach with the family. Gets deep quickly for good swimming. Enjoyed jumping off the rock and harbour side. Would not suit toddlers.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Duncan F
Reviewed 9 October 2017

San Giovanni Li Cuti is a quaint fishing village a 30 mins walk from the centre of Catania. Very quiet during the day although it can be come very busy in the evening since it's restaurants, particularly Cutilisci, Andrews Faro and I Set7e Vizi are...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Brendan C
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this black sand beach by our hotel but we realised very quickly after coming that it's impossible to relax and have a swim as it was horribly, awfully dirty everywhere. There is an excellent communal bath a couple of hundred metres accross...More

Date of experience: August 2017
7  Thank vladimirs719
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This beach is so fun and a perfect place for a family or group to enjoy while in Catania. It is a public beach and it is a deck built above the lava rocks. You need to bring a towel and there really isnt anything...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank angela7marino
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Some 60 years ago this place was at the outskirts of the city - a small fishermen village. Now the city grew and it became pretty central. Nice to have a walk, to eat delicious food near the sea, to enjoy seaviews and maybe even...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Oksana_Barkhat
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The beach itself is really nice, the water looks clean and clear. Climbing on the rocks is easy and it is very nice to sit there and watch the sunset. The place was not crowded (end of October, evening) - I guess that might be...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Cammily
Reviewed 13 August 2016

great looking beach with black rocks and very clear water. cute little old streets and buildings nearby. worth a look!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank ozpix
Reviewed 15 March 2016

A beach in the town. A particular black beach made by volcanic sand from Etna. You can make a swim almost all the year at the foot of Catania town.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank 160alessandrob
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Black beach to see was our desire... For that we took the bus from Via Etnea to Piazza Europa and walk from here to San Giovanni Li Cuti. The place is wonderful and volcanic beach is interesting. We had lunch at Nero Li Cuti- first...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank ge0rge46
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A small marina near the seafront in Ognina, a short visit or a walk here is a must. Some restaurant and all in all a little piece of the cliff where the seaside, in the sense that you can do it, but personally I would...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Magellano81
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