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  • Taormina, Savoca, and Castelmola Guided Transfer

    1. Taormina, Savoca, and Castelmola Guided Transfer

    Be picked up from your local accomodation by a comfortable 8 seat vehicle which will then take you to the first stop, Savoca, a characteristic medieval town. There, visit one of the fascinating catacombs of the Cappuccini convent which hosts the mummified bodies of monks and nobles from Savoca. Next, visit bar Vitelli, famously known as the bar from the film "The Godfather", where you can taste delicious Sicilian granita and look at photos which were taken during the shooting of the film. Then, travel to the second town on the tour, the majestic Taormina. Visit the Greek Theatre, or one of the major ancient sites in Sicily which offers a unique panoramic view of the sea and Mount Etna. Walking along Corso Umberto, you can also visit the Cathedral and enjoy the stunning view of Capo Taormina bay. While in Taormina, enjoy a free snack with a delicious tasting of products from the Sicili...

    Well balanced time at all locations allowing you time to explore. Information was excellent from the English speaking guide, which added to this extremely pleasurable tour. Small group also made the difference.

  • Catania Street Food Tour

    2. Catania Street Food Tour

    Experience the amazing street food scene of Catania like a local, and get an historical overview of the city along the way. Explore the enchanting alleys and squares of the Old Town and sample a selection of tasty produce. Marvel at the Baroque architecture of Piazza Duomo before you visit a market to try some local cheeses, olives and oil. Continue along Via Crociferi to reach the remains of the Roman amphitheater on Piazza Stesicoro. Discover the famous Pasticceria Savia that serves the best arancini in the city. Sample a specialty made of puff pastry, tomato, onion, mozzarella and ham. Cross the largest market to try a unique sparkling drink at the Chiosco Costa. Move on to the port area to try some horse-meat meatballs barbecued on hot coals. End with a sweet-tooth tasting of some authentic cannoli with ricotta or Sicilian granita. Receive a unique gift that details all your tasty ...

    Found this tour very interesting. Learnt a lot about the history and really enjoyed the food. Glad we did it.

  • Catania: Nighttime Street Food Small Group Tour

    3. Catania: Nighttime Street Food Small Group Tour

    Meet your guide in the main historical square of Catania. Walk through the backstreets of the pescheria area and try some local street food at locations carefully selected by your Catanese guide. Enjoy baked cipollina before your guide takes you to a secret underground tunnel where you'll discover the unexpected. This tour is made for real foodies who will really enjoy the third stop at the butcher. Try horse meatballs, one of the most renowned street foods of Eastern Sicily. Enjoy a beer and explore the Civita area to learn about local daily life. Try some more fried street food before reaching the beautiful Opera Square. Take a seat and enjoy a delicious pistachio granita. Your guide will unveil more than just street food to you - they'll also share the most intimate secrets of city life, discussing controversial topics and significant historical facts. This is your chance to know an...

  • Palermo and Cefalù Tour

    4. Palermo and Cefalù Tour

    Be collected at your accommodation for a drive to the capital of Palermo. This may be the chaotic, vibrant, and energetic place in Europe. Originally founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century, Palermo has been the Sicilian capital since the Arab domination in the 9th century. The Arab, Norman, French, and Spanish nations have left their mark on the city. Today, Palermo is a unique mix of styles, architecture, and art, which has earned the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Walk through the streets, full of history and interesting sights, scents, and flavors. The Moroccan style Market A’ Vucciria has all the possible products you could imagine. With all of the incredible Arab-Norman churches and palaces, the city will leave you breathless. The second stop of will be Cefalù. In this lovely fishing village, soothe your senses. Mostly famous for its marvellous Norman cathedral, i...

  • Catania: Evening City Secrets and Aperitif Tour

    5. 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.

    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!

  • Catania: 2-Hour Private Tour with Arancino Tasting

    6. Catania: 2-Hour Private Tour with Arancino Tasting

    This guided tour of Catania will start from the Ursino Castle, a building commissioned by Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, on an old Norman fortress built between 1239 and 1250. The castle has a square plan with four sides around an inner courtyard. Four round corner towers make it as strong as the models of the French castles. Then, passing from Via Auteri in front of the ruins of the Roman baths, you will reach the fish market of Catania and the life of the "fish market" which is the food market and the beating heart of the city. From the fish market, a staircase leads directly to Piazza del Duomo with its numerous Baroque buildings and the emblem of Catania, the elephant fountain. Here, you will visit the Cathedral of Sant'Agata built in 1090 above the Roman baths of Achille, right in the place of the martyrdom of Sant'Agata in 251. After the earthquake of 1693, it was completely rebu...

  • Catania: Street Food Walking Tour

    7. Catania: Street Food Walking Tour

    Immerse yourself in the exquisite food of Sicily on a street food walking tour through Catania, and gain fascinating insights into the culinary traditions of the town from an expert guide. Tuck into arancino, stuffed Italian rice balls coated with bread crumbs, a staple of Sicilian cuisine. Savor the taste of granita, a semi-frozen dessert, and sip on Seltz Limone e Sale, the typical refreshment drunk on the beaches around Catania. Satisfy that sweet tooth by gorging on cannolo, Italian pastries which contain a creamy filling. Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn about the local culture as you make your way through a traditional fish market and the winding alleyways of the Old Town.

  • Catania Street Food Tour

    8. Catania Street Food Tour

    Set off on a journey through the flavors, aromas, and gastronomic traditions of Catania. Start from the meeting point in Piazza Duomo 18, in front of the pharmacy. Admire the Town Hall, the wonderful St. Agata's Cathedral, the Obelisk of the elephant or “Liotru” (symbol of the city) and the Amenano fountain. Continue on Via Etnea, Catania's main street whose name comes from the Etna volcano, visible from the beginning to the end of the boulevard. Pass through Piazza Università with its magnificent baroque buildings, erected after the destruction of the earthquake of 1693. Discover Via dei Crociferi, a small jewel of baroque art and churches, often immortalized by the greatest Italian filmmakers. During the walk, taste a good selection of local products. Savor refreshing drinks that you can taste in the kiosks in the central squares, such as lemon mandarin, and seltz lemon and salt. Sam...

    Our tour was interesting, historically, locally, religious festivals expleained well, food and drink, all covered.

  • Catania: Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings

    9. 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.

  • Private Multi-Day Sicily Food & Wine Lovers Tour: 8 Days

    10. Private Multi-Day Sicily Food & Wine Lovers Tour: 8 Days

    Day 1: (Taormina) Meet your driver at your arrival airport and transfer to your hotel to check in. Start with a private Taormina lifestyle and gourmet walking tour. Stroll in Taormina city center with your guide to discover the lifestyle and best places for traditional pastries, ice cream, coffee,  food and handicrafts. Pass important monuments and highlights with two foodie stops. Enjoy an evening in sparkling Taormina at your own leisure. Day 2: (Taormina) After breakfast, start your foodie experience with a local chef. Visit Taormina's food market, pass the stalls of farmers, fishermen and butchers to select your ingredients. Learn culinary secrets for homemade pasta and bread plus several fish and vegetables dishes in a traditional Sicilian style. Savor your food with wine, before taking an afternoon of leisure time in Taormina. Day 3: (T...

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What people are saying about Catania

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 12 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.

This tour war a very nice experience. Every place we visited was beautiful and interesting. Our guide explained in details wherever we visited. Delicious pizza and bread were also prepared for lunch time. The service that pick up and drop off at our hotel was very convinient.

A great, very informative tour. Delicious meals. There were only four of us and we had a great guide (Anna). Unfortunately there wasn't much to drink (only juices).

A wonderful experience with local coloring

A very friendly and knowledgeable guide who knew how to convey in the very best way. It lived up to our expectations

Our tour was interesting, historically, locally, religious festivals expleained well, food and drink, all covered.