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Catania: Heart of the City Guided Walking Tour

Catania: Heart of the City Guided Walking Tour

Dive into the main monuments in Catania's city center on this guided walking tour. Follow a local guide to uncover history, legends, and facinating anecdotes about daily life in Sicily. Get tips on what to see and do during your time in the city. Meet your licensed guide in Piazza Duomo and admire the statue of the elephant, which is the symbol of Catani. Take a peak inside the Cathedral of Catania, which is the seat of the Archbishops of Catania. Stroll through the lively fish market to see nice restaurants and view an area with a rich nightlife. Stop outside the Ursino Castle, the only medieval monument that survived the terrible earthquake which destroyed Catania in 1693. Enjoy the stunning monasteries, churches and palaces which have made the Via Crociferi street so famous. Finish the tour in Piazza Università, one of the most scenic squares in the city and just a short walk from Duomo Square.

Catania: City Highlights Walking Tour

Catania: City Highlights Walking Tour

See another side to Sicily as you discover the natural beauty of Catania on this walking tour. Admire the Ursino Castle, walk around the squares and plazas and discover the famous sites. Meet your guide before departing on your adventure. Stroll the city center with your local guide who will fascinate you with the city's history. See monuments built centuries ago that are still standing to this day. Many of the structures you will witness date back to the Greek colonization of the city back in the 8th-century B.C. Enjoy this tour and see the following landmarks: the piazza Duomo, Pescheria, Castello Ursino, piazza San Francesco, via Teatro Greco, piazza Dante, via Gesuiti, scalinata Alessi, piazza Università, piazza Vincenzo Bellini, and the piazza San Placido. If you are in Catania, this tour is simply a must-do.

Catania Street Food Tour

Catania Street Food Tour

Experience the amazing street food scene of Catania like a local, and get an historical overview of the city along the way. Explore the enchanting alleys and squares of the Old Town and sample a selection of tasty produce. Marvel at the Baroque architecture of Piazza Duomo before you visit a market to try some local cheeses, olives and oil. Continue along Via Crociferi to reach the remains of the Roman amphitheater on Piazza Stesicoro. Discover the famous Pasticceria Savia that serves the best arancini in the city. Sample a specialty made of puff pastry, tomato, onion, mozzarella and ham. Cross the largest market to try a unique sparkling drink at the Chiosco Costa. Move on to the port area to try some horse-meat meatballs barbecued on hot coals. End with a sweet-tooth tasting of some authentic cannoli with ricotta or Sicilian granita. Receive a unique gift that details all your tasty treats.

Catania: The heart of the City - Guided tour in Italian

Catania: The heart of the City - Guided tour in Italian

Immerse yourself in the history of Catania and discover its monuments together with your guide who will not only talk to you about the past but will also make you discover everyday life by giving you information on what to do and what to see in your free time The tour begins in Piazza Duomo where you will meet your guide at our Guidingsicily infopoint and from there you will admire the elephant symbol of the city, the Cathedral, the magnificent baroque of the square and then continue towards the fish market, the Ursino castle, the only medieval monument to have survived the earthquake of 1963, and passing through the magnificent via Crociferi, the most beautiful baroque street in Catania, location of very important films (Zeffirelli's La capinera etc) you will arrive at Piazza Università where the tour ends, always in the heart of the city.

Catania: Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings

Catania: Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings

Meet your expert guide, then set off on your 3-hour tour around Catania. Visit some of the city’s most popular food spots, as well as hidden gems that only the locals know about.  Follow your guide as you walk through the atmospheric city streets, soaking up the sights and smells all around you. Then, pass by the famous Piazza Federico di Svevia and Castello Ursino. Along the way, sample a selection of traditional dishes and delicacies, and learn about the history of each dish. Highlights of the tour include a delicious arancini al ragu, spicy anchovies, and baked cipollina. You’ll also enjoy a fruit seltz drink and beer toast.  End the tour with a tasty brioche or ricotta minnuzza cake.

Catania: City Highlights Walking Tour

Catania: City Highlights Walking Tour

Uncover the vibrant soul of Catania with a private or group tour guided by a local, immersing yourself in the city's rich tapestry of history and culture. Start your journey in Via Etnea, and embark on an exploration of Catania's most revered landmarks and best-kept secrets. Begin at Duomo Square, where the magnificent Catania Cathedral stands as a testament to the city's enduring legacy. Then, lose yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Catania Fish Market, a bustling hub of activity and flavors that tantalize the senses. Continue with a visit to the elegant Palazzo Currò, a historic gem nestled amidst the cityscape. Traverse the ancient cobblestone streets to reach Ursino Castle, a formidable fortress steeped in centuries of intrigue and legend. Delve into the tranquility of the Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena, an architectural marvel that echoes whispers of the past. Then, wander along Via Crociferi, adorned with magnificent Baroque architecture, before arriving at the lively Piazza Stesicoro, pulsating with energy and vitality. Along the way, hear tales of Catania's storied past, with your guides offering insight and perspective that only a local can provide. Conclude your tour at Piazza Università in the historic center, where the spirit of knowledge and enlightenment fills the air.

2 hours guided tour of Catania

2 hours guided tour of Catania

A tour to discover Classical Catania, a group tour departing every day, our specialised guides will meet you and give you earphones to make it easier to listen to your guide's explanations. You will walk through the streets of Catania and discover Piazza Duomo, the Cathedral, City Hall, and the Elephant Fountain. Your guide will also accompany you to the Fish Market where you will discover Sicilian culture. The tour will continue to the Ursino Castle, Piazza San Francesco, Via dei Crociferi and Piazza Università. All places will be visited from the outside. For other languages please inform us as during the high season we can have tour in french, spanish or german, but it is not guaranteed.

From Catania: Inspector Montalbano Day Tour with Audio Guide

From Catania: Inspector Montalbano Day Tour with Audio Guide

Explore south-eastern Sicily on this full-day tour from Catania. Discover the sights of the tv show Inspector Montalbano, from the splendor of ancient Ragusa Ibla to the beautiful baroque towns of Scicli and Modica with the help of an audio guide. Begin your tour from the heart of Catania, the Duomo Square. Listen to your audio guide as you travel to your first stop: Punta Secca, a seaside hamlet in Santa Croce Camerina. Explore "a sicca," as the locals call it. Marvel at its stunning cliffs and catch a glimpse of its iconic lighthouse. Continue to Scicli, a beautiful baroque town in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Val di Noto, nestled in a cozy valley. Wander through the narrow streets, spotting churches and palaces featured in the tv show. Stop to marvel at Sant'Ignazio and Palazzo Favo. Return to the van, and drive to the ancient historical city of Ragusa Ibla. Discover Ragusa's 9 Baroque churches, including the stunning Cathedral of San Giorgio. Learn about this town's extraordinary history from your audio guide as you explore. Finish your tour with a stop in the baroque town of Modica. Catch a glimpse of the massive Castello dei Conti, and taste the famous Modica Chocolate, created from an ancient Aztec recipe.

Catania: the heart of the City - Guided Walking Tour

Catania: the heart of the City - Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history of the most important monuments of Catania city center with this guided tour. Follow a local guide to discover the history, legends, and anecdotes of everyday life. Receive the information you need for your free time in the city Meet your guide in Piazza Duomo and admire the statue of the lucky elephant which is the emblem of Catania. We will also visit the interior of the Cathedral Stroll through the fish market where we also discovered several restaurants of Catania's nightlife. Stop in front of the Ursino Castle, the only medieval monument to survive the earthquake that destroyed the city of Catania in 1693. Admire the beautiful convents and churches that made Via Crocifera the most beautiful street of the Baroque. The tour ends at the place of the university listed as a UNESCO heritage site.

From Catania: Siracusa, Ortigia, Noto audio-guided tour

From Catania: Siracusa, Ortigia, Noto audio-guided tour

Enjoy three beautiful places in Sicily with this full-day tour from Catania. Listen to historical facts and facinating anecdotes with your audio guide as you stop at the Neapolis Archaeological Park, Ortygia, and Noto. Meet your driver in Duomo square in the center of Catania and sit back and relax in the comfortable van on the drive to the Neapolis Archaeological Park in Syracuse. Purchase tickets to the park to admire the magnificent Greek theater, Roman Amphitheater, and stone quarries. Continue to the ancient fortified island of Ortygia. Spend some time wandering the streets to discover the mythical Fountain of Arethusa, Piazza Duomo, the fortress walls, and stunning Baroque churches and palaces. Finally, drive to the town of Noto where you can discover the Sicilian capital of Baroque architecture. Have some free time to see sights like the Fountain of Hercules, and noble palaces like Palazzo Astuto and Palazzo Trigona Cannicarao. Return to the meeting point in Catania.

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4.7
(208 reviews)

The tour with Matteo was really great. The tour is perfect for getting your bearings in Catania and planning further activities. Matteo gave lots of tips on what to see and what excursions to take. He is very personable and nice. I can only recommend it!

Maria was an excellent guide. In 2 hours she gave us a lot of information on the city, its history and the sites.

Excellent guide, expert, brilliant exposition with many details of history, culture and art history.

Maria Luisa was wonderful. She was funny and with great knowledge of catania. Recommendedd

Very passionate guide who had a wealth of knowledge