The black town
Let's discover the second largest town in Sicily!
Founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC on foot of the highest volcano in Europe, Catania is also called the Milan of the South thanks to its bustling economic activity.
Rebuilt after the terrible earthquake of 1693 in baroque style, Catania is also called the black town because of the common use of lava stone as a building material!
From the harbour of Catania, we will make a driving tour of the town through the beautiful Via Etnea, the main ancient street, stopping along the way at the Roman amphitheatre, the medieval Castle Ursino and on the University square. Then we will start our walking tour visiting the most popular baroque palaces and churches, having a look at the principal monasteries road, Via Crociferi and of course the Cathedral and its beautiful square with the famous Elephant Fountain. We don't have to miss the fish market, which takes place every morning but not on Sunday.
Free time for shopping and enjoying a nice " granita " or cannolo di ricotta. . . !
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet up location: Port of call pier or your hotel in Catania: I will hold a sign with client's name.
Meeting place for travellers: your selected hotel in Catania or nearby surroundings.
Cruise Schedule:I will customize this excursion based on your Cruise Schedule.
End location: In the same area or hotel where we picked customers up.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Walking tour according to your needs
No transportation. Not a shore excursion, just walking tour
My services as your personal guide only, as this is to be considered a walking tour
Eventual use of a taxi and any entrance fees to visit some sites.
Please inquire before booking if your group is larger than 6.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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My wife and I just competed a tour with Chiara R. in Catania,Sicily. She was: knowledgeable; fluent in English; enthusiastic; adaptable to our request about Jewish history; on time. I give five stars to Chiara and your company.