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Walking food tour Catania

walking food tour Catania to live the city as a local!

Walking food tour Catania

Walking food tour Catania is the best choice to discover Catania from two different points of view:

  • Sicilian Culinary traditions
  • Catania culture and highlights

Walking food tours starts from Piazza Stesicoro at 9.30 am in the morning:

The first stop of the tour is San Giovanni Li Cuti, that you will reach thanks to the subway (ticket is included in the price). This place is a small fisherman village on the east part of the city. The peculiarity of this place is the black sand beach, result of the different volcanic eruptions and lava flows that arrived there during the ages.

Enjoying the seaside, you will finally have a Sicilian breakfast: granita and Sicilian brioche.

Returning back to Piazza Stesicoro, you will enjoy a lovely walking tour to have an historical overview of the city, of the alleys and the squares of the old town.

Stop to admire the Duomo Square, where you can take pictures with the symbol of Catania ” U liottru“, and visit the Duomo church.

From here you will head to the quaint fish market, better known as “la pescheria”, where you will taste local cheeses, olives and some exquisiteness in oil.

The third stop of the Walking food tour Catania is the view from the outside of the Castello Ursino, a fortress built between 1239 and 1250 by the architect Riccardo da Lentini and wanted by Frederick II of Swabia.

Here, you will enjoy a tasting of typical Sicilian street food: arancini, small pizza, cipollina, cartocciata.

Walking food tour Catania ends in Duomo Square.

If your accommodation is not in Catania, you can reach us using one of our comfortable service of transfers.

Important Information

Recommended equipment

Comfortable shoes, cap, sun protection, water bottle, camera

Itinerary variation

The itinerary may undergo variations based on extraordinary events, strikes, bad weather, or other unpredictable and non-voluntary situations

  • Please Note: The stop in San Giovanni Li Cuti will be impracticable in case of rain.

Included in the price

Small group tour

Tour leader

Tasting of Sicilian food

Ticket of the subway

Drinks

Not included in the price

Authorized touristic guide

Suitable for

Everyone

Catania

Catania (Italian: [kaˈtaːnja] (About this sound listen)) is the second largest city of Sicily located on the east coast facing the Ionian Sea. It is the capital of the Metropolitan City of Catania, one of the ten biggest cities in Italy, and the seventh largest metropolitan area in Italy. The population of the city proper is 320,000 while the population of the city’s metropolitan area, Metropolitan City of Catania, stood at 1,116,168 inhabitants.

Catania was destroyed by catastrophic earthquakes in 1169 and 1693, and by several volcanic eruptions from the neighbouring Mount Etna, the most violent of which was in 1669.

Catania was founded in the 8th century BC by Chalcidians. In 1434, the first university in Sicily was founded in the city.In the 14th century and into the Renaissance period, Catania was one of Italy’s most important cultural, artistic and political centres.[1]

The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, its old town besides being one of the biggest example of baroque architecture in Italy, is a World Heritage Site, protected by UNESCO.

Catania has been a native or adoptive homeland of some of Italy’s most famous artists and writers as composers Vincenzo Bellini and Giovanni Pacini, and writers Giovanni Verga, Luigi Capuana, Federico De Roberto and Nino Martoglio.

The city is the main industrial, logistical and commercial center of Sicily, is the home of the Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, the largest in Southern Italy.

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