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Catania Private Walking Tour with Option of Food and Wine Tasting

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    Via Etnea
    Stop: 4 hours -
    During this private tour you will visit Catania - "Black City" made of lava from the neighboring Mt. Etna Volcano. This tour is private - only for your party, nobody else, to ensure the highest standards for our clients, and includes pickup and drop-off at your accommodation or port in Catania. With your friendly and informative private guide you will see the most important sights of Catania, learn its interesting and sometimes tragic history, walk its magnificent baroque streets, visit amazing parks, and taste traditional street food of Catania - arancini - delicious rice balls stuffed with meat ragout and peas. You will start the private walking tour of Catania with a visit to a famous fish market of Catania (open till 1.30pm, except Sundays) - the biggest and the most colorful "pescheria" in Sicily and probably even in all Italy. You will see (and surely can also buy if you wish) many different types of fish and seafood, and feel this authentic atmosphere of Southern Italy folklore. Then you will walk to an ancient Norman monument - the Ursino Castle built in the 13th century as a royal castle of the Kingdom of Sicily. Then the tour will continue on the main street of Catania Via Etnea full of bars, restaurants and boutiques. You will visit Villa Bellini - wonderful municipal garden set up in the 19th century full of beautiful plants and trees, monuments and fountains. Here you will see amazing botanic clock made of flowers. Then we will drop in one of the oldest and most famous "rosticceria" bars where you will taste original Sicilian street food - arancini - delicious rice balls stuffed with meat ragout and peas. Continue walking charming Via Etnea, you will arrive to the Duomo Square - the grandest square of Catania. Here you will see the symbol of Catania - the Elephant Fountain, and visit the jewel of Sicilian Barogue and UNESCO heritage - the Cathedral - the most important church in Catania with a statue of the saint patron of the city Sant'Agatha. Following Via Etnea, you will arrive at Piazza Stesicoro and see remains of ancient Roman Amphitheatre. After the private walking tour of Catania, you can optionally visit one of the best wine bars in the city, where the owner will welcome you with a cool glass of Sicilian white wine, and you will have delicious and hearty traditional Sicilian food and wine tasting. You will taste locally produced organic food - cheeses, salami, prosciutto, traditional Sicilian relish caponata, olives, mushrooms, extra-virgin olive oil and bruschettas with 3 glasses of Sicilian DOC red and white wines. After the private walking tour of Catania, your guide will drop you off at your accommodation or port in Catania.
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Duration
4–5 hours
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Street food tasting with a glass of wine
  • Private tour only for your party
  • Private English speaking guide
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  • Gratuities
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Prestelli Sicily Tours
Jessica C
Ewhurst, United Kingdom
11
Great wine, Great food & excellent tour guide
Me & my partner did this tour with Roberto, he was very very knowledgeable & you can see how much Sicily means to
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Max
11
High quality selection and tasting
We found this tour very exhaustive and comprehensive. Variety of wineries was good, along with their selection of
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seasillyrose
11
Fabulous Experience in Taormina/Sicily
My boyfriend and I traveled to Taormina September 2019. I wanted this to be an unforgettable week and Nadia
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Christian G
10
Fantastic Experience - Would Do This Wine Tour Again
The Prestelli Sicily Tours was absolutely amazing!! It makes me want to hop on the next flight back - I would do
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Ernest L
22
Great excursion
I highly recommend this tour. We drove about an hour into the Sicilian countryside and stopped at a working
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Ernest L
22
Great Tour!!
We had a wonderful time with our Guide Marco. I am a huge Godfather fan, but Marco actually knew more trivia than
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stephanieb
Arlington, Virginia
11
Private wine tour with Roberto
My husband and I did a wonderful private wine tour with Roberto during our honeymoon in Sicily. Roberto took us to
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Christine Alwan
Dallas, Texas
21
Amazing tour and tour guide!
My husband and I went to Sicily on our honeymoon and chose this wine for our of our excursions. I cannot recommend
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7LM
167
Fantastic Tour w/ Roberto
Easily booked tour through Prestilli website. Our driver and VERY knowledgeable tour guide was Roberto. He is a
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Katarina P
11
Wonderful guide when visiting One of the tours
We had booked a tour for horse riding Our guide Marco picked us up and he gave us the best of trips. Such a
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  • Duration: 4–5 hours
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