Cattedrale di Sant'Agata

Cattedrale di Sant'Agata: Our most recommended tours and activities

Catania: Heart of the City Guided Walking Tour

1. Catania: Heart of the City Guided Walking Tour

Dive into the main monuments in Catania's city center on this guided walking tour. Follow a local guide to uncover history, legends, and facinating anecdotes about daily life in Sicily. Get tips on what to see and do during your time in the city. Meet your licensed guide in Piazza Duomo and admire the statue of the elephant, which is the symbol of Catani. Take a peak inside the Cathedral of Catania, which is the seat of the Archbishops of Catania. Stroll through the lively fish market to see nice restaurants and view an area with a rich nightlife. Stop outside the Ursino Castle, the only medieval monument that survived the terrible earthquake which destroyed Catania in 1693. Enjoy the stunning monasteries, churches and palaces which have made the Via Crociferi street so famous. Finish the tour in Piazza Università, one of the most scenic squares in the city and just a short walk from Duomo Square.

Catania: The heart of the City - Guided tour in Italian

2. Catania: The heart of the City - Guided tour in Italian

Immerse yourself in the history of Catania and discover its monuments together with your guide who will not only talk to you about the past but will also make you discover everyday life by giving you information on what to do and what to see in your free time The tour begins in Piazza Duomo where you will meet your guide at our Guidingsicily infopoint and from there you will admire the elephant symbol of the city, the Cathedral, the magnificent baroque of the square and then continue towards the fish market, the Ursino castle, the only medieval monument to have survived the earthquake of 1963, and passing through the magnificent via Crociferi, the most beautiful baroque street in Catania, location of very important films (Zeffirelli's La capinera etc) you will arrive at Piazza Università where the tour ends, always in the heart of the city.

Catania Street Food Tour

3. Catania Street Food Tour

Wander through the charming alleys and squares of Catania downtown, indulging in a variety of delicious local treats. Admire the Baroque architecture of Piazza Duomo with the Town Hall, the wonderful St. Agata's Cathedral, the Obelisk of the elephant or “Liotru” (symbol of the city) and the Amenano fountain before venturing to the nearby Market to savor local cheeses, olives, and oil. Follow Via Crociferi, a small jewel of baroque art and churches often immortalized by the greatest Italian filmmakers, to finally arrive in front of the ruins of the Roman amphitheater on Piazza Stesicoro. Make a stop at Pasticceria Savia, known for preparing the finest "Arancini" in Catania. Taste the specialty crafted "Cipollina" made with puff pastry, tomato, mozzarella, ham and onion. Traverse the bustling City market to get to Chiosco Costa and experience a "Seltz" which is a fresh sparkling drink. Proceed to the port area to savor grilled horse-meat meatballs. Conclude your culinary journey by sampling the real "Cannolo" filled with ricotta or the Sicilian "Granita". As a memento, receive a special gift detailing all the delectable treats you've enjoyed.

2 hours guided tour of Catania

4. 2 hours guided tour of Catania

A tour to discover Classical Catania, a group tour departing every day, our specialised guides will meet you and give you earphones to make it easier to listen to your guide's explanations. You will walk through the streets of Catania and discover Piazza Duomo, the Cathedral, City Hall, and the Elephant Fountain. Your guide will also accompany you to the Fish Market where you will discover Sicilian culture. The tour will continue to the Ursino Castle, Piazza San Francesco, Via dei Crociferi and Piazza Università. All places will be visited from the outside. For other languages please inform us as during the high season we can have tour in french, spanish or german, but it is not guaranteed.

Catania City Highlights and Street Food -Private or shared-

5. Catania City Highlights and Street Food -Private or shared-

Enjoy Catania “the black city” like the color of lava rock through this amazing walking tour.We will visit the main attractions such as the Benedictine monastery, the church of San Nicolò where we will see the typical “candelore” of the local tradition during the feast of Sant’Agata. We will visit a small cave where the river flows that the lava of 1669 covered forever.We will arrive at the Fish Market, the Cathedral, the historic Elephant Fountain and University Square. We will discover the unknown neighborhood of San Berillo, a hidden and unknown area of the city. We will end with a tasting of arancini and other street food in one of the best bars in Catania.

Catania: the heart of the City - Guided Walking Tour

6. Catania: the heart of the City - Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history of the most important monuments of Catania city center with this guided tour. Follow a local guide to discover the history, legends, and anecdotes of everyday life. Receive the information you need for your free time in the city Meet your guide in Piazza Duomo and admire the statue of the lucky elephant which is the emblem of Catania. We will also visit the interior of the Cathedral Stroll through the fish market where we also discovered several restaurants of Catania's nightlife. Stop in front of the Ursino Castle, the only medieval monument to survive the earthquake that destroyed the city of Catania in 1693. Admire the beautiful convents and churches that made Via Crocifera the most beautiful street of the Baroque. The tour ends at the place of the university listed as a UNESCO heritage site.

Catania: Private Walking Tour with Arancini Tasting

7. 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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The tour with Matteo was really great. The tour is perfect for getting your bearings in Catania and planning further activities. Matteo gave lots of tips on what to see and what excursions to take. He is very personable and nice. I can only recommend it!

Maria was an excellent guide. In 2 hours she gave us a lot of information on the city, its history and the sites.

Maria Luisa was wonderful. She was funny and with great knowledge of catania. Recommendedd

Ester were both nice and knowledgeable, and she’s a great storyteller. Highly recommend!

Very passionate guide who had a wealth of knowledge