Escape tourist-heavy mainland Italy and visit a hotel near the base of Mt. Etna for $68-$73 per night. This deal in the historic Sicilian city of Catania is 40% less than area hotels and includes daily breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
Visit the Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo, a 15-minute walk from the city centre, in January to score these discounted rates.
Catania was founded by the ancient Greeks around 729BC and over the course of history fell under the control of nine different empires prior to Italian Unification. Some of the landmarks that stand from these different periods of time include the Greek Amphitheatre, Benedictine monastery and Ursino Castle.