Via Etnea

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Catania: Underground and Street Food Walking Tour

1. Catania: Underground and Street Food Walking Tour

Meet your expert guide, who will be waiting for you with a nameplate, in front of the ruins of the majestic Roman black amphitheater. Here begins your journey in search of the underground mysteries of the city, among ruins of bombed churches and prehistoric caves hiding ancient religious places. Find out what is hidden under the floor! Follow the guide through the colorful city market and stop here for a short break. Taste local street food and enjoy the atmosphere of a crowded and noisy Sicilian open air market. After the break, come back to discover the wonders of the city. Admire the magnificence of the great aristocratic palaces and the late baroque churches of via Etnea, the main street of Catania, up to the Piazza del Duomo, with its enigmatic black lava stone elephant. Discover the basement of the cathedral and then enjoy a goodbye typical drink at the kiosk with the guide.

Catania: City Highlights Walking Tour

2. Catania: City Highlights Walking Tour

Uncover the vibrant soul of Catania with a private or group tour guided by a local, immersing yourself in the city's rich tapestry of history and culture. Start your journey in Via Etnea, and embark on an exploration of Catania's most revered landmarks and best-kept secrets. Begin at Duomo Square, where the magnificent Catania Cathedral stands as a testament to the city's enduring legacy. Then, lose yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Catania Fish Market, a bustling hub of activity and flavors that tantalize the senses. Continue with a visit to the elegant Palazzo Currò, a historic gem nestled amidst the cityscape. Traverse the ancient cobblestone streets to reach Ursino Castle, a formidable fortress steeped in centuries of intrigue and legend. Delve into the tranquility of the Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena, an architectural marvel that echoes whispers of the past. Then, wander along Via Crociferi, adorned with magnificent Baroque architecture, before arriving at the lively Piazza Stesicoro, pulsating with energy and vitality. Along the way, hear tales of Catania's storied past, with your guides offering insight and perspective that only a local can provide. Conclude your tour at Piazza Università in the historic center, where the spirit of knowledge and enlightenment fills the air.

Catania e Siracusa

3. Catania e Siracusa

Transfer by Gran Turismo bus to Catania. Walking tour with the guide through the streets of the historic center of Catania, a UNESCO heritage site. Visit of Piazza Duomo, the symbolic statue "U liotru", il Municipio, Via Etnea, Piazza Stesicoro and the remains of the Roman Amphitheater, the monument to Vincenzo Bellini and Villa Bellini. Visit of the "pescheria", an open-air fish market, famous for its particular colours. Transfer from Catania to Syracuse, where you will have a lunch break. (LUNCH NOT INCLUDED). Visit to the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, the archaeological area of Syracuse, where it is possible to admire impressive monuments such as the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater, the Ear of Dionysius and the Altar of Hieron II. Then we go to the Island of Ortigia, the oldest area of the city of Syracuse. Visit of Piazza Archimede where it is possible to see the Fountain of Arethusa and Piazza del Duomo, which stands on the ruins of the Temple of Athena. After the visit of Ortigia, return to the places of departure.

Catania & Siracusa

4. Catania & Siracusa

Transfer by Gran Turismo bus to Catania. Walking tour with the guide through the streets of the historic center of Catania, a UNESCO heritage site. Visit of Piazza Duomo, the symbolic statue "U liotru", il Municipio, Via Etnea, Piazza Stesicoro and the remains of the Roman Amphitheater, the monument to Vincenzo Bellini and Villa Bellini. Visit of the "pescheria", an open-air fish market, famous for its particular colours. Transfer from Catania to Syracuse, where you will have a lunch break. (LUNCH NOT INCLUDED). Visit to the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, the archaeological area of Syracuse, where it is possible to admire impressive monuments such as the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater, the Ear of Dionysius and the Altar of Hieron II. Then we go to the Island of Ortigia, the oldest area of the city of Syracuse. Visit of Piazza Archimede where it is possible to see the Fountain of Arethusa and Piazza del Duomo, which stands on the ruins of the Temple of Athena. After the visit of Ortigia, return to the places of departure.

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What people are saying about Via Etnea

This was an awesome tour, with access to hidden/locked sites that revealed the history of Catania ranging from Roman occupation, World War 2 and the impact of volcanic eruptions. The guide had excellent and wide-ranging historical knowledge.

Matilda was an excellent guide. We learned so much interesting history & visited areas that tourists do not normally see. The street food at the end of the tour was delicious.

We learned a lot, and this tour made our trip to Catania even more memorable. Would highly recommend this tour.

Learn a lot from the knowledge and stories told by Guide who was a friendly host attentive to questions

Very interesting tour. Very knowledgeable, fun and engaging guide. Highly recommended!