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Catania: Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings

1. 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: Ursino Castle and Bellini Theater Private Tour

2. Catania: Ursino Castle and Bellini Theater Private Tour

Discover the beautiful architecture and ancient history on this guided tour of Catania. Visit the Ursino Castle and the stunning Cathedral of Sant'Agata. Commence your guided tour of Catania from the iconic Ursino castle. Admire the grounds of this architecturally unique structure and learn about its role in Sicilian history.  Stroll to the Via Auteri, which is in front of the ruins of the Roman baths, and you will then reach the fish and food markets of Catania, often considered to be the city's beating heart.  Pass by the fish market and head to the del Duomo. Here, you can discover its numerous Baroque buildings and the Elephant Fountain.  Next, visit the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, built-in 1090. Marvel at the tomb of the famous composer Vincenzo Bellini. Continue to the famous Bellini Theater. After taking photos, you will pass the Roman Theater and continue along Via Vittorio Emanuele, where the tour will end at the Benedictine monastery and the church of San Nicolò.

Catania: Evening City Secrets and Aperitif Tour

3. Catania: Evening City Secrets and Aperitif Tour

Begin your experience touring the historical center of Catania. This area is surrounded by legends, whether it’s the Elephant Fountain or the cathedral with its venerable patroness Saint Agatha. Moving on, discover the Biscari Palace - which is still owned by a Sicilian aristocratic family, or the Roman Spa. Following that, hear about Greek artifacts that date back to the 7th century B.C., as well as parts of the city which contain traces of Prehistoric times. Towards the latter end of your tour, encounter the monumental Benedictine Monastery of Saint Nicolò, where the acropolis of the ancient city stood. Finally, cap off your tour with a Sicilian aperitif experience. This conclusion to your tour sees you sipping an aperitif and tasting the best Italian street food in a place where locals meet.

Catania: Private Walking Tour with Arancini Tasting

4. Catania: Private Walking Tour with Arancini Tasting

Discover the beautiful architecture and ancient history of Catania on this guided tour. Visit the Ursino Castle and the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage.  Start your day with a pickup, meet your local guide, and set off to explore the sites of Catania. First, you will visit the fish market - the biggest and the most colorful fish market in Sicily. Next, walk to Ursino Castle and be sure to take photos. Continue to Via Etnea and visit one of the oldest and most famous rosticceria bars. Taste Sicilian arancini's - delicious rice balls stuffed with meat ragout and peas. Stroll along until your reach Duomo Square. See the Elephant Fountain and visit the famous Cathedral - the most important church in Catania with a statue of the city's patron saint, Sant'Agatha.  Finally, you will walk around Piazza Stesicoro and see the remains of an ancient Roman amphitheater.

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What people are saying about Catania Fish Market

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

You really get a first overview of the city during this 3h tour. The aperitifs were well chosen: first various fish arancini, then a platter with various meat and cheese specialties and a second platter with warm vegetables, together with a glass of wine and to end typical sweet specialties and this is 3 different locations.

Due to COVID travel restrictions, we decided to do a "staycation" activity. Some features of this tour had to be modified due to COVID (e.g. cafe's now close at 6 pm), but the walking tour portion was informative and our guide, Anna knew much about the history of Catania. An enjoyable evening!

Agata was a great guide, really informative and knowledgable. The food was amazing, we would would have liked to try more seafood.