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Catania Highlights with Street Food and Mt. Etna Private Day Tour - Sicily

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Stop At: Cathedral of Saint Agatha, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 163, 95131 Catania CT, Italy

Catania is the second largest metropolitan city of Sicily. Over the centuries, it has faced earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, it has undergone alternating dominations and urban transformations. Here it is, with its vitality and its hardworking determination, ready to surprise and make you fall in love, submerging you in intense flavors, Baroque stuccoes of UNESCO Stroll through the streets you will see Palazzo Biscari, the most important palace in the city. It represents, in fact, the most beautiful example of Catanese baroque architecture. A splendid circuit of Sicilian Baroque masterpieces characterizes the scene in Piazza del Duomo, rebuilt in 1700 at the heart of Catania, the major meeting point for locals, tourists and the city's principle streets. In the center stands the appealing Elephant Fountain, created in 1736. Constructed of ancient remains, the elephant itself back to the Romans, and the Egyptian obelisk The Norman Cathedral, dedicated to the Patron Saint and protector of the city, St. Agatha, built on the remains of a Roman Spa. The Cathedral of Catania, in the tunnel of the walls of Charles There is a fish market, which is partly outside and partly covered. A place where every day is red and white awnings and on marble counters, the ritual of selling fish and also meat and fruit, takes place, repeated since ancient times. The cries of the vendors, the stalls steaming with roasted peppers and tripe sold to passers-by, make this place one of the most emblematic of the city. While having an historical overview of the city to have the chance to sample the best of the Sicilian culinary delights: arancina, cannolo and cassata.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mercato Antico, Piazza Mercato, 80, 95031 Adrano CT, Italy

When talking about street food's good quality, there are basically three aspects: popular tradition, worldwide availability and low cost.

Catania has been on a street food's map for centuries! In its baroque, among the picturesque streets, lives in ancient gastronomic traditions: Catania's street food is not only a source of pride, but a true moment of social integration. We classified street food into three different types of palate: soft, hard, intense.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Monte Etna, 95031 Catania, Sicily Italy

Mount Etna is on Sicily's Eastern coast and is one of the fundamental stops for those wanting to discover this region. Its spectacular eruptions have created unique landscapes over the centuries. This extraordinary nature reserve, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage in 2013 as a site of the "most active and emblematic volcanoes in the world". Its spectacular eruptions, the fiery lava flows, has always aroused the interest of scientists and curiosity of visitors from all over the world. With a volcanological guide, we will admire the active craters, through the forests and lush fruit orchards, up to higher altitudes with fascinating views of lunar landscapes , revealing the charm of this area.

Duration: 2 hours

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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
8:00 am in your hotel, apartment or B&B.

Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
9h
Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop off with luxury transportation and private chauffeur
  • Private English-speaking tour escort at your disposal
  • Private walking tour with professional guide
  • Mix of typical Sicilian street food (arancino, cannolo, etc.)
  • Transfer to Mt. Etna
  • Free time on Mt. Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Saint Agatha
  • Entry/Admission - Mercato Antico
  • Entry/Admission - Monte Etna
Exclusions
  • Food or drink choices made outside the scope of the organized tasting tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when shared with 2 paying adults
  • Or any allergies at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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: Rome Italy Explora
9 Reviews
RoseRN100
United States
6025
Like Familia!!
We booked a tour of the Amalfi Coast 2 yrs ago where we first met the fabulous Rossana and Luigi as our tour guide and driver. What a find! The attention to detail and personalized service we received with their company was spot on. Rossana is so much fun and a book of knowledge on the history of Italy while Luigi is the best wheel man in the business!! We so enjoyed the tour of the Amalfi Coast we booked a tour of Capri for the following day! They took us to Capri and we boarded a perfect little boat and sailed around the island before having an amazing lunch at the water’s edge with plenty of time to shop!! (Rossana took me to a place that I never would’ve known to go where they had custom made shoes to order and I designed my own!) AND Luigi holds onto to all your bags so there is no need to worry about losing or misplacing your newly bought treasures...He is a keeper! We were so impressed by their balance of professionalism and warmth we booked a tour of Portofino the following year. They met us right at our port and took us directly to Santa Margherita by car. What fabulous service!! They knew just where to take us for the most amazing views of the Mediterranean! Great photo ops! This year they provided car service to and from port to hotel with an amazing stop for lunch with the best dish of pasta I ever had! Rossana and Luigi are top notch, bar none. Bianca who assists them was a delight...we adore you, Bianca!! No other tour company can compare to ROME ITALY EXPLORER!
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Allen V
10
We experienced the “Rome by Night” tour with Rossana and Luigi on April 15, 2019.
The tour promised highlights of Rome in the evening and the tour did not disappoint! Rossana, our guide, and Luigi our driver picked us up at our hotel. We saw the Colosseum , Vatican square (set up for Easter week), the Pantheon, Spanish steps, “St. Peter’s Basilica through a keyhole”, Piazza Navona and other sites. Of course, we went to the Trevi fountain to toss in a coin to insure a return trip to the Eternal City. It was an incredible way to see the high spots with less tourists. Rossana, our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. We enjoyed and were so impressed with Rossana and Luigi that we hired them in September, 2019 to take us on a private tour of southern Italy.
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249dria
20
Two people private tour
Amazing day with Luigi and Rossana up in San Giovanni Rotondo. My brother and I were doing a pilgrimage through a few sacred sites in Italy, so Rossana made sure to reserve time for Mass and prayer in addition to observation of the incorrupt body of St. Padre Pio. We had time to visit his "cella" (apartment we're he lived), and the convent and old church we're he preached. Precious opportunity, amazing views. We had lunch at a local restaurant with super good food before heading back to Rome. Recommend this trip to anyone who wants to have a taste of Italy's Adriatic Coast and explore the mistery of a blessed mystic saint of modern times. Professionally handled by Rome Italy Explora, I recommend it highly.
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L2843EEmeganf
San Jose, California
233
Over priced
This was over priced and you still had to wait in line to get a ticket. Not worth the money, book a tour instead.
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Gina G
131
Caravaggio
This is a very nice exhibition. The paintings are great and the fact that it is very dark with black walls inside the paintings shines.Outside you can take a snack and a drink.
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Rhianna W
21
The Most INCREDIBLE Experience & Service
Our trip in Rome, Italy 🇮🇹 was absolutely amazing thanks to Rossana, Luigi & their entire staff!!! Everything was personalized just for us from the time we landed at the airport, private transfers to and from, VIP tours including front of the line and even being up close with the Pope ✝️ Our next trip to Italy will definitely be planned though Rossana & Rome Italy Explora Srls. I am recommending all my friends and family to use their service as well when booking their travels to Italy because they will not be disappointed 😉💯👏👏 Thank you all again for everything...we had an amazing time and can’t wait to come back soon ❤️🇮🇹❤️ ¡Ciao!
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Glenda G
10
Turismo
Luis y Roxana muchísimas gracias por la visita a la que me acompañaron. El tour a Santa Rita fue inolvidable. Excelentes súper recomendables, puntuales, amables el auto impecable!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Gitte M
30
SPEKTAKULÆRT
Helt sikkert et besøg værd hvis I er i området. Helt fantastisk smukt at se byen på afstand, men også en billedskøn lille by at gå rundt i. det er pengene værd at besøge byen. Vi kom ca 9.30 og der var ikke mange besøgende, da vi kørte 11.30,var der meget varmt og en del turister, så kom tidligt. I kan nemt parkere lige v broen og gå over.
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vanessahW6759TT
40
Tour privado alrededor de Capri
Les recomiendo tomar el tour al medio día, ya que en las horas de la tarde hay más oleaje y el barco se mueve mucho. Nuestro guía, Vincenzo, fue un excelente guía y nos instruyó acerca de los diferentes lugares alrededores de la isla. Terminamos el recorrido en la gruta azul y luego paramos a nadar un rato en las aguas azules del mediterraneo.
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