At the foot of Etna, a volcano, dominating over city in the conic weight and precise outlines, is located the fine and big city of Catania conceding on size only Palermo. The city is considered a fine sea resort, owing to magnificent beaches where it is possible to engage in all kinds of sports and to have a good time in numerous pleasure institutions. Numerous temples, theatres, a grammar school, a hippodrome, aqueducts, terms, a mint and errarium annually involve tourists.