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Catania: City Highlights Walking Tour

1. 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

2. 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 Like a Local: Customized Private Walking Tour

3. Catania Like a Local: Customized Private Walking Tour

Escape the endless historical facts of many sightseeing tours and discover Catania like a local. Get assigned a local host who will show you what it is really like to live in the city! Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Chat with a local who is passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. As they are not professionals, and only do tours occasionally, they provide an experience that is authentic and personal. Meet where you are staying to get familiar with the neighborhood. Find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around and the hidden gems you might otherwise miss. Learn about cultural differences, local events and what it’s like to be a true resident of the city. By the end of the experience, you will feel more comfortable navigating on your own, confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.

Catania: Street Food Walking Tour

4. Catania: Street Food Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the exquisite food of Sicily on a street food walking tour through Catania, and gain fascinating insights into the culinary traditions of the town from an expert guide. Tuck into arancino, stuffed Italian rice balls coated with bread crumbs, a staple of Sicilian cuisine. Savor the taste of granita, a semi-frozen dessert, and sip on Seltz Limone e Sale, the typical refreshment drunk on the beaches around Catania. Satisfy that sweet tooth by gorging on cannolo, Italian pastries which contain a creamy filling. Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn about the local culture as you make your way through a traditional fish market and the winding alleyways of the Old Town.

Mount Etna: half day Guided Family-Friendly Hike

5. Mount Etna: half day Guided Family-Friendly Hike

Enjoy a family-friendly adventure to Mount Etna. Uncover the history of the volcano and its fascinating origins, with stories and visuals designed for children. Explore extraordinary formations like an ancient lava tube or the lateral craters and admire the stunning volcanic landscapes. This tour is specially conceived for families with children. Meet your guide and make your way to the lava tube. Adjust your helmets and light your torches as you step into this ancient structure. Learn about the formation of this cave with interesting stories and visual supports. Then, begin your hike to the lateral craters and gain an insight into the origins of the volcano. Here, uncover the differences between the lava stones and how they were made. As you hike, listen to famous legends and funny stories about the volcano from your professional guide. Finish your tour with a small surprise for the children to remember their incredible adventure.

Catania: Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings

6. 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 Street Food Tour

7. Catania Street Food Tour

Set off on a journey through the flavors, aromas, and gastronomic traditions of Catania. Start from the meeting point in Piazza Duomo 18, in front of the pharmacy. Admire the Town Hall, the wonderful St. Agata's Cathedral, the Obelisk of the elephant or “Liotru” (symbol of the city) and the Amenano fountain. Continue on Via Etnea, Catania's main street whose name comes from the Etna volcano, visible from the beginning to the end of the boulevard. Pass through Piazza Università with its magnificent baroque buildings, erected after the destruction of the earthquake of 1693. Discover Via dei Crociferi, a small jewel of baroque art and churches, often immortalized by the greatest Italian filmmakers. During the walk, taste a good selection of local products. Savor refreshing drinks that you can taste in the kiosks in the central squares, such as lemon mandarin, and seltz lemon and salt. Sample fried fish enjoyed in the fish market, the iconic “Arancino", and you will finish the experience with local pastries.  Enjoy the afternoon with your guide, visiting the most important monuments and discovering the secrets of Sicilian gastronomy.

Catania: Nighttime Street Food Small Group Tour

8. Catania: Nighttime Street Food Small Group Tour

Meet your guide in the main historical square of Catania. Walk through the backstreets of the pescheria area and try some local street food at locations carefully selected by your Catanese guide. Enjoy baked cipollina before your guide takes you to a secret underground tunnel where you'll discover the unexpected. This tour is made for real foodies who will enjoy the third stop at the butcher. Try horse meatballs, one of the most renowned street foods of Eastern Sicily. Enjoy a beer and explore the Civita area to learn about local daily life. Try some more fried street food before reaching the beautiful Opera Square. Take a seat and enjoy a delicious pistachio granita. Your guide will unveil more than just street food to you - they'll also share the most intimate secrets of city life, discussing controversial topics and significant historical facts. This is your chance to know and enjoy an unfiltered Catania while avoiding tourist traps.

Catania: City Highlights Tour with Guide

9. Catania: City Highlights Tour with Guide

Discover the soul of the ancient city of Catania on a guided walking tour. Explore the historical center of Catania with a local guide. Gain insight into the history and architecture of this city with a local guide. Meet your guide at the Elephant Statue and symbol of Catania in Piazza del Duomo. Marvel at the stunning dome of the cathedral in Piazza del Duomo. See how lava stone has given a unique flair to churches and late Baroque palaces in Catania. Head to Pescheria, the vibrant historic fish market. Reach Crociferi street where you can see the ornate church of San Benedetto and the church of San Giuliano which is a stunning example of Catania Baroque. Finish at Etnea where there are ruins, historical buildings, and shopping. Have the option of purchasing an arancino, a Sicilian cannoli, or another delicacy.

Mount Etna: Private Trek on the North Slope Craters

10. Mount Etna: Private Trek on the North Slope Craters

Travel to new heights on a guided trek up Europe's highest volcano. Along the way, admire vast volcanic landscapes, cross lava flows, and wander through beech forests. Learn about the local geography from your professional guide and snap photos of the panoramic views. Meet the guide Piano Provenzana, a well-known ski slope in the area. After an introduction and safety briefing, the hike will begin on an easy path along the edge of a lava flow. Gradually climb the mountain through a forest of beech trees before reaching the base of the craters on the northern side. Witness the site where the most important eruption of the last decades took place and hear stories from your local guide. Cross more lava flows that leaked through the sides of the creators and see the remains of the centuries-old Ragabo Pinewood. Your Etna trekking adventure will end back at Piano Provenzana. 

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What people are saying about Catania

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 216 reviews

This was the absolute best way to be introduced to Catania. Our guide Anna was very knowledgeable, friendly, and open. She showed us the best of Catania while also taking us down the less beaten path. We were so much more comfortable navigating the city after our tour. I definitely recommend this tour to be the first thing you do when you arrive so you have a solid base to launch the rest of your time in Catania from.

This was a lovely tour full of the great history Catania has to offer. You felt as though you were traveling to places that no other tourists go, while also hitting all of the “hot spots”. The tour guide was very kind and knowledgeable.

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Irene! Her knowledge of the city was impressive and all food stops were delicious. Great way to experience the city!

Particularly enjoyed going into the lava cave! Personable and knowledgeable guide. Good quick intro to Catania.

Taziana was absolutely brilliant, very nice to be around and the walk was exactly what we were looking for.