Tours & Activities in Catania
Welcome to Catania!
Join this free walking tour to live a complete and unforgettable experience of this beautiful city.
Our tour is an experience that actively involves participants. Not only are we local friends who know the city, but we also feel a special connection to it.
During the tour you will be able to discover some of the typical points of interest in Catania , but also lesser-known aspects , which will make the tour a complete experience.
This bond and the chiaroscuro of our city is what we want to tell in a memorable and exciting tour.
We are local guides with a great passion for Catania, our tour tells a story of a very complex city and its relationship with the volcano and its patron Saint.
Our main aim is to give everyone the opportunity to know and love Catania for what it is, with its contrasts. On this tour we see places such as: - Piazza università (meeting point) - Piazza Duomo - Cathedral - City Hall - Fish Market - Piazza Mazzini - Crociferi Street -Etnea Street - end point is Piazza Stesicoro, by the amphitheater.
Here we can receive only 5 reservations, so when we confirm the tour, please reply and back-up your participation. We are flexible if somebody is added to the group. If there the date is complete contact us or visit our freetourcatania page to book. Thank you very much and we are looking forward to welcoming you in Catania!
This city of lava mesmerized me. Catania is full of myths and legends and all so current! This is where the story happened! None of the historical eras has been denied, they are all still there... and visibly there. The scent of good food, good wine, special desserts! But let's not get distracted: the historic center of Catania with the skyline, Piazza Duomo, Castel Ursino, the Greco-Roman ruins, the Baroque reconstruction and much more.
Catania is a unique and mysterious city famous for its Baroque architecture, Mount Etna, and Greek origins, but it also has a hidden esoteric side. Traces of the Greek Goddess Athena and the ancient Egyptian Isis are evident throughout the city. Seafood cuisine, ricotta cheese cannolo, wines, and honey along with its spectacular beaches makes it a must-see destination.
I invite you to come and discover this magnificent city and uncover its hidden gems.
- The Cathedral of Saint Agatha
- The Town Hall
- The fish market
- The "Ursino" Castle
- Piazza Dante
- Via Crociferi
- Via Etnea
- The Roman amphitheatre
Walking through the streets of Catania. For a "first contact" with the city. Between anecdotes, curiosities and "pills" of history.
The walk will give you the opportunity to get to know some of the most significant places in the historic center of Catania , in a total immersion in the most "authentic" part of the city. I will suggest all the historical and cultural places of the city (and its province), and also the most fascinating and characteristic places to go, to taste some of the most typical culinary specialties, such as horse meat meatball or " caponata " Made of veggies.
TOUR DETAILS – THINGS TO KNOW
A connoisseur of local reality will accompany you with information in Italian and Spanish.
Area : historic center of Catania . Along the oldest streets, with numerous opportunities to " photostop" some of the most important and suggestive attractions of the city ( Piazza Duomo, Pescheria, Castello Ursino, Via Crociferi, Piazza Dante, Monastery of the Benedictines ).
The location indicated on the Google map refers to the morning meeting place. The meeting place for the afternoon, as indicated in the general information, is in: Piazza Dante (entrance of the San Nicola church)
IMPORTANT! The walk will take place entirely within a part of the historic center of the city, but the classic tourist visit is not planned, with a detailed explanation of the history and architectural characteristics of its monuments (it is not even part of the purpose of the tour nor in my skills as a tourist companion). There will be no guided tour of the cathedral or other churches, theaters, museums or archaeological areas.
The tour simply aims to present in general terms a part of the historic center of Catania. Only the most significant historical-cultural aspects of the city will be provided (with the appropriate indications to orient yourself within it) and the monuments located along the route.
Recommended tour, above all, to have a first contact with Catania. For those who want a more detailed description of the monuments and history of the city, a visit with local official tour guides is recommended.