The dock of Catania is one of the most important in southern Italy, built on the initiative of King Alfonso of Aragon was equipped with adequate facilities for docking of large transport ships, but the violent storm surges in the Gulf of Catania destroyed artificial piers were built several times. What we can see today was built by the Bourbons in the early 18th century; structure that was modified several times over the centuries following the construction of the railway Messina-Catania and Catania Maritime Station and the consequent in the twentieth century under the fascist regime was signed in landfill and construction of docks, called Pier Crispi, East of the arches of the Navy that were equipped for mooring ships. Until then the sea lapped the city walls near the Porta Uzeda.
Today it also houses the old customs, which housed in an imposing historical settlement of the late ‘ 800 with inside the largest workshop of flavors at the foot of Mount Etna. An event factory specialized in food and beverage, born from the Department for a private consortium that has decided to focus on the excellence of food and wine. To reach the port easily you can catch the Metro of Catania Borgo station, walking distance from our hotel, and get off at “Port”