Catania: Private Tour with Arancino Tasting

Catania: Private Tour with Arancino Tasting

From US$ 111 per person

Enjoy a guided tour in Catania, the city where artistic and scientific fields like Vincenzo Bellini, Carmen Consoli, Giovanni Verga, and Ettore Majorana were inspired. Marvel at the Ursino Castle, Cathedral of Sant'Agata, and sample Sicilian arancino.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover one of the most important cities in Sicily
  • Explore the palaces in the Baroque style, the ancient Norman-Swabian castle and Sant'Agata Cathedral
  • Taste the delicious Sicilian arancino
Full description

Join this guided tour and see Sicily's hidden gems. Discover the rich history of the picturesque town, Catania. Visit the Ursino Castle, the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, and the most famous theatre in Italy.

Start your tour from the 13th-century Ursino Castle. Make sure you have your camera as you don't want to miss taking a snapshot of the superb architecture, a creative mix of Eastern and Western design.

Pass by the Via Auteri, the Roman baths, and you will see Catania's fish market. Marvel at the array of sea creatures as you walk along. From the fish market, you will head to the Piazza del Duomo. Admire the Baroque buildings and the elephant fountain. 

Next, you will visit the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, built-in 1090 above the Roman baths of Achille. After the earthquake of 1693, the Cathedral was completely rebuilt. Inside, see the tomb of the famous composer Vincenzo Bellini and many Aragonese kings. 

Feeling hungry? No worries, enjoy some famous Sicilian arancino, a specific product in the shape of a drop and filled with rice and meat sauce, to be eaten strictly with the hands holding it from the bottom end.

Continue walking to the Bellini Theater, which stages the Opera. Admire the magnificent building. Make sure you take pics as you will want to get this impressive building on your Instagram feed. 

Next, stroll along to the Via Vittorio Emanuele. Finally, the tour will end at the Benedictine monastery and the Church of San Nicolò.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • Arancino tasting
  • Roman theater fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Piazza del Duomo, right next to the elephant fountain.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Water
  • Cash
  • Camera
  • Credit card
  • Comfortable shoes
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