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Currently, a popular watering hole, Mezzaparola is a tiny bar with some seating in the upstairs lounge area, but patrons often opt to simply chill outside by the entrance when it gets too packed (which it increasingly does near midnight).

Bars & Nightlife

Catania is a student town, and as such, boasts quite a few hip bars and clubs frequented by the local youths. A regional speciality in terms of nightlife is the so-called "lido" – beach venues well-visited by tourists and locals for sunbathing, swimming and water sports during the day, and transforming into bars and beach clubs after sundown.