Catania is one of the most vibrant cities in Sicily facing the rich Ionian Sea, it has a cultural and artistic heritage which is second to none. The city offers a variety of tourist and folklore attractions from the majestic Duomo of Sant’Agata with its iconic elephant statue representing the city, the suggestive Fish Market “A Piscaria”, the beautiful Ursino Castle and the Villa Bellini.
This tour will also take us towards the Cyclops Riviera famous for its basalt rock lines and legendary Greek mythology surrounding Polifemo and Ulisse. Finally, Aci Castello renowned for its antique Castle and spectacular views of historic lava flows on the seabed. The Castle is host to a museum illustrating the history and the legends of local fishermen.
Italiano, English, Español
At your Accommodation
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Full refund if cancelled prior to 48 hours of the experience
The day will begin with the collection from your accommodation at a pre-arranged time.
Catania – A city offering a vast Sicilian culture and historic experience. The city centre embraces the magic of Piazza Duomo home to the majestic Cathedral of Sant’Agata, its symbol of Catania “The Elephant” and the typical markets offering local delicacies including “The Piscaria”, the renowned fish market.
However, it’s not only this composition of areas that illuminates the splendour of this city. A particular jewel of the history of Catania is the Palazzo Biscari, an imposing baroque building dating back to 17th century and considered to be one of the most beautiful noble palaces o the whole of the island. When entering the inside of this incredible palace you will note rich ornate with particular attention to the symmetrical details. The ceiling in the main reception hall offer a series of paintings by Michele Panebianco whilst the walls have been decorated with a splendid gold plaster. As our last stop we will cross the main road of the city the Via Etnea, arriving at Villa Bellini. These public gardens are situated in the heart of Catania and designed by the architect Emilio Biscari in the 19th century. Today it represents one of the most beautiful and fascinating areas of the city hosting cultural and music events on an international scale.
Aci Castello is a scenic coastal town known for its small and fascinating marina surrounded by volcanic rocks. One of the most beautiful places in Aci Castello is the castle, a fortress built in the 14th century on the top of a promontory of black basalt. The civic museum hosts interesting art work and the church of San Giovanni Battista is an elegant example of baroque architecture situated in the heart of the historic centre of Aci Castello.
Acitrezza is famous for its splendid volcanic lava stacks, also mentioned in Greek Mythology in which the lava stacks were thrown by Polifemo towards Odisseo during his escape from the giants’ cave. During this action Odisseo hit the giant with a burning stack successfully escaping with his men on his ship. In fact, the stacks of Acitrezza are a series of conic rocks which emerge from the sea in various heights, these stacks have been immortalised by the Sicilian writer Giovanni Verga in the romantic novel I Malavoglia, which have made the city of Acitrezza famous around the world. Acitrezza offers various activities and points of interest like the small Port, the Folkloric fish market and the promenade with its various restaurants and bars serving Sicilian delicacies.
The order of the events will be communicated by your Driver on the day • All activities will be carried out on foot, in a car or minivan • All refreshments and wine tastings are excluded
We will collect you from your accommodation at a previously agreed time between 8.30am and 9am.
Your guide will be an experienced driver that speaks: Italian, English, Spanish , with a deep knowledge of the local area.
We recommend booking this excursion in advance to avoid disappointment, especially during days of festivities. We require at least 2 days notice and bookings are subject to availability.
To make a reservation, follow the link at the bottom of the page. You will be contacted within 24 hours by our booking team who will confirm your booking and assist you in preparing for your excursion.
Tour cancellation is free up to 48 hours before the start of the activity. We remind you that if you cancel your reservation with less time, arrive late or do not show up, the refund will not be made.
Free and without obligation