Discover the treasures of this fascinating city that stands majestically at the base of Europe's largest Volcano.
Discover the gems of Sicily's 2nd richest and most populated city in Sicily after Palermo. This tour will reveal to you the unique tastes, smells and vibrant feel of a city that rises from volcanic ashes. Catania stands in the shadow of Etna, on the edge of the sea and is living testament of survival and the union of the power of nature and humanity as they flourish side by side.
I will lead you on a journey through this city's incredible story. First, it was Greek, then Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, and Spanish. It was destroyed around 9 times and is now an incredible mix between the old and a "new" city, that was reconstructed after a huge earthquake of 1693.
I always cater my tours to your individual taste and needs. So please feel able to share with me your personal interests and requirements. But to give you an idea, here is the plan of my most common tour. We will enter into the city through the Spanish Gate: Porta Uzeda and we will arrive at the main square, Piazza. Duomo, where we will visit the city Cathedral.
I'll then show you Castello Ursino, now a museum, then onto Via Crociferi, one the most picturesque streets in Catania with its beautiful churches.
We'll stroll through via Etna, the main street where the aristocracy once lived in the richest Baroque style buildings.
During the walk, we will also visit the Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Stesicoro and we'll finish our tour in the beautiful park, Villa Bellini.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
taxi if needed can be paid by credit card
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euro - Having around 10 euro for taxi will help if we need to move around the city for special exibition
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences
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Anna was such a joy. Very knowledgeable and my entire group had an incredible time!