Catania: Between Etna and the Sea

Catania, a jewel nestled at the foot of Mount Etna, is a city that captivates with its vibrant character, rich history, and privileged position between the crystal-clear sea and the imposing volcano. This Sicilian city, the second largest on the island, offers an irresistible mix of culture, history, and gastronomy, making it a must-visit destination for anyone wishing to discover the essence of Sicily.

With roots deep in antiquity, Catania boasts a historic center declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with Baroque architectural wonders that tell the story of a city reborn from its ashes multiple times, following Etna’s eruptions and earthquakes over the centuries. Walking through its streets means embarking on a journey through the ages, admiring majestic buildings, spacious squares, and lively, colorful markets.

Piazza del Duomo is the heart of the city, dominated by the Cathedral of Sant’Agata and the famous Elephant Fountain, Catania’s symbol. Nearby are the Roman Theater, the Greek Amphitheater, and the Ursino Castle, which provide tangible evidence of Catania’s cultural and historical richness. Via Etnea, the city’s main artery, is a bustling commercial street offering spectacular views of Mount Etna, linking the central square to the lush Bellini Gardens.

Catania’s cuisine reflects the generosity and variety of the land, with dishes rich in Mediterranean flavors, fresh seafood, and local delicacies such as arancini, pasta alla Norma, and ricotta-based desserts. The markets of Catania, especially the historic Pescheria, are must-visit places for those wanting to immerse themselves in the local colors, flavors, and culinary traditions.

But Catania is not just about history and food; it is also a city of strong cultural identity, with events, festivals, and a lively artistic and musical scene.



Our Journey

Discovering Catania with us means embarking on a rich and fascinating journey that touches the most suggestive and lively points of the city, offering a complete experience that blends history, culture, nature, and gastronomy. Our customizable tour is designed to adapt to the desires of every traveler, ensuring an authentic immersion in the heart of the city.

Our first stop takes us to the heart of the city: Piazza del Duomo. Here, we will admire the Cathedral of Sant’Agata and the iconic Elephant Fountain, the symbol of Catania, before exploring the alleys and squares around that host Sicilian Baroque architectural gems. We will continue our journey through the most important historical sites, such as the Roman Theater and the Greek Amphitheater, where the city’s past comes to life. Moving along Via Etnea, the main artery of Catania, we will be enchanted by breathtaking views of Mount Etna. This street, extending from the central square to the city’s edges, offers not only spectacular landscapes but also historic cafes, artisan shops, and boutiques for a pleasant shopping or relaxation break. Catania’s cuisine will be the protagonist of our tour with a stop at the Pescheria market, the vibrant heart of city life and the ideal place to taste fresh seafood. Here, where possible, you will have the opportunity to taste local specialties, discovering the secrets of Catania’s cuisine through selected culinary experiences.

With us, every moment of your trip to Catania will be meticulously cared for, from the choice of stops to the selection of gastronomic experiences, ensuring an unforgettable adventure. Book your tour with us now and get ready to discover Catania in all its magnificence, amidst history, nature, and delicious flavors.

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Tour details

  • Type of tour Cultural excursion
  • Difficulty Easy