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Full Day Walking Tour of Catania

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Uncovered Sicily

  • Locations

    Sicily, Italy

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    €325 EUR per trip
  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00 am

  • Starting Location

    Your Hotel in Catania

  • Price Includes

    Expert-led cultural tour with English-speaking Guide

  • Notes

    The price doesn't include the entrance ticket to the monuments, and the food

Highlights

  • Monastery of San Benedetto
  • Cathedral
  • Greek-Roman Theater
  • Roman Amphiteater
  • Via Crociferi

Trip Info

Catania, which is the most important city in eastern Sicily, was founded by settlers from Chalcis at the foot of Mount Etna in 728 BC. It played a key-role in the long history of the island in spite of having been struck by different natural catastrophes. Since it was rebuilt in the same site more than one time, Catania has kept the tracks of its ancient and medieval past among the sumptuous Baroque facades of its buildings and churches. Therefore, it became a real art and archaeological treasure. The reconstruction of the city after the 1693 earthquake did not completely erase the vestiges of the ancient Greek-Roman city, whose ruins stand out surprisingly among baroque buildings, churches, and convents.

Starting from Saint Benedict Monastery, we will have a walk along the streets of Montevergini Hill, which is the site of the ancient acropolis, and we will see the ruins of the theater, the odèon, and the grandiose perspectives of Via Crociferi (an important street). The tour will continue with the squares of the Cathedral and University in order to discover Vaccarini’s famous architecture. The final destination will be the ruins of the amphitheater, which was defined by Prince Biscari as the most important evidence of the splendour of ancient Catania.

Your adventure awaits!

Uncovered Sicily

Uncovered Sicily is a talented team of local archaeologists, art historians, architects, science experts and food & wine specialists brought up with a passion for Sicily. Our tour guides are ready to help you delve deep into Sicily through the Uncovered Sicily cultural and customized tours which, from archaeology to art and architecture, from nature to food and wine, will offer you a comprehensive view of our Sicilian land and culture. Our experts are all licensed tour guides, carefully selected for their in-depth knowledge in their fields of study, their communication skills and their friendly approach.

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