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Catania is a millenarian city open to the Mediterranean. Founded by Greeks from Chalcis in 728 B.C, it was destroyed numerous times in the course of its history; and every time, it was rebuilt on the same spot. Notwithstanding earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and wars, it never lost its importance, from antiquity to modern times.
Its contemporary urban fabric still preserves the ancient layout, planned following orthogonal axes. Catania seems like a magnificent baroque city, sumptuous churches and elegant palazzi fill large squares with their curvaceous façades and black-and-white details. However, appearances are deceptive as the city is completely stratified, like the successive layers of an onion, each layer encompassing the previous one without ever destroying the previous one. Through the centuries, Catania has managed to change without destroying its past.
Your guided tour of Catania begins in Piazza Duomo, home to some of the city’s most important symbols: the Palazzo del Municipio, the statue of Liotru and, of course, the famous cathedral dedicated to Saint Agata. The visit continues with the recently restored Roman Theatre and Odeon, the imposing Benedictine monastery, and ends with a delightful walk through Catania’s most picturesque streets, Via Crociferi, Vittorio Emanuele and via Etnea, which are flanked with splendid baroque buildings.

Tour duration: ca. 3.5h

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Itinerary

Piazza Duomo

Municipio and Statue of Liotru

Saint Agata Cathedral

Roman Theatre and Odeon

Benedictine monastery

Via Crociferi and via Etnea

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Trip Includes: Guided tour

Trip Excludes: Admission fees (€4,00)

Per private party
price: € 300 /Group

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