Guided tour

Aci Trezza: Ancient Shipyard Guided Tour

Activity provider: Navigando per Trezza
Guided tour

Aci Trezza: Ancient Shipyard Guided Tour

Activity provider: Navigando per Trezza

From US$ 31.21 per person

Travel back to 1908 on an insightful guided tour of a historic shipyard in Aci Trezza. Learn all about the shipwrights of the Rodolico family and their traditional process to build wooden boats.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • The history of the boats of Aci Trezza
  • The scents of freshly cut wood
  • Work tools over 100 years old
Full description
Ancient shipyard of the last shipwrights Included in the price 1. Guide in Italian and English 2. Liability insurance 3. Admission ticket to the ancient shipyard from 1800 with guided Italian and English tour with the last shipwright of the Rodolico family The oldest evidence of the Rodolico Shipyard's activity is an invoice delivered in 1808, recorded in the archives of the Sicilian Region. While this document does not specify the purpose of the work requested of the shipwrights, a second and more recent document, marked with the year 1908, testifies to the manufacture of a boat commissioned to the craftsmen of Aci Trezza by the University of Catania and used to transport passengers to the Isole dei Ciclopi, the small archipelago off the shores of Aci Trezza, which has been a Protected Marine Area since 2004. It is presumed that the shipyard of Salvatore Rodolico's ancestors was located in Riposto, but his grandfather and father already carried out craft activities in Aci Trezza. The street that then housed the warehouse was therefore named after the family (Via Rodolico). During the visit, Giovanni, the ultimate master who speaks Sicilian dialect, will be present with a guide who will translate Italian and English, and will present all the unique tools, together with what he calls the 'computer' and the materials that are used to build these boats that have a history of more than 200 sailing on the sea....
  • Entrance ticket
  • From the Catania area we have the Pick Up with an internal resource 7/7 from 7 am to 9 pm - cost € 25.00
  • From the Taorminese area the pick up is at the Acireale railway station, there are over 20 departures and arrivals - free
  • Bus from Catania - line 534 Terminal Aci Trezza

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Meeting point

Souvenir shop, ask for Salvo or Arturo

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Important information

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  • 1. You will receive a confirmation at the time of booking by email
  • 2. Wheelchair accessible
  • 3. Pram accessible
  • 4. Service animals allowed
  • 5. Close to public transport and car parking
  • 6. Infants must sit on an adult's lap
  • 7. Participation permitted for most travellers
  • 8. Tours with up to 15 guests

Product ID: 442487