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Catania, story of a phoenix

Your Guru: Fabrizio
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  • Catania
  • Available in Spanish, Italian
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

Since 2015 I have been working as a guide, organizing tours in Sicily and Southern Italy: initially for groups of Spanish and Italian tourists, in the last three years for the Latin American market (Argentines, Brazilians, Uruguayans, etc.). Devourer of history and archeology books since I was little, I am passionate about Mediterranean art and culture. Proud of my Sicilian ... More

Since 2015 I have been working as a guide, organizing tours in Sicily and Southern Italy: initially for groups of Spanish and Italian tourists, in the last three years for the Latin American market (Argentines, Brazilians, Uruguayans, etc.). Devourer of history and archeology books since I was little, I am passionate about Mediterranean art and culture. Proud of my Sicilian roots, I love to convey to travelers my love and passion for a unique land, Sicily.

About the Tour

On this unique and original tour, we will walk through the streets of Catania and weave the history of the monuments to the most outstanding historical events of the second largest city in Sicily.
Rebuilt more than seven times, after eruptions, wars and earthquakes, Catania has managed to be reborn, like a phoenix, more beautiful than ever.
The tour will start from the central Piazza Stesicoro to learn about the ancient origins of the city and the places of the martyrdom of Agata, the patron saint.
Through the ruins of the Roman Amphitheater, the fourth largest in Italy, we will travel through a timeline that begins with the Greek founding of "Katane" and ends with the fall of the Roman Empire.
We will move to the monumental and scenic Via Crociferi, where, among imposing and sumptuous buildings, we will learn about the history of the Sicilian Baroque, an expression of the joy of living.
We will follow in the footsteps of a great composer and the greatest exponent of Italian bel canto: Vincenzo Bellini, "the swan of Catania".
We will visit Piazza Mazzini, symbol of the rebirth of the city after the terrible earthquake of 1693.
We will catapult into the Middle Ages, culminating our walk in the shadow of the imposing Ursino Castle, a masterpiece of military architecture.
The explanation will be enriched with anecdotes about popular traditions and customs, legends and myths, Sicilian lifestyle, etc.

Also available to make other times or dates that are not scheduled, on request. Check my availability by private message.
Guided tours of Syracuse, Noto and Taormina for groups and with an applied rate. For info write me.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I will be at the foot of the Vincenzo Bellini Monument, in the center of Piazza Stesicoro

Tour Schedule

  • Italian
    Sun, 01 Aug 10:30
  • Italian
    Sun, 01 Aug 15:30
  • Italian
    Mon, 02 Aug 10:30

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (39)

Alberto 07/26/2021

Rocío Pérez Fernández 07/25/2021

Fabrizio fue un encanto,nos contó un montón de cosas muy interesantes y el tour fue muy ameno. Lo recomiendo 100%.

Response from Fabrizio
Gracias Rocío!
Verónica Muñoz Barea 07/23/2021

Encantada con el freetour que hicimos con Fabrizio, recomendable al 100%

Response from Fabrizio
Gracias Veronica!
Annette Mehler 07/23/2021

Fabrizio gab uns eine ausgezeichnete Tour durch Catania. Als Einheimischer hat er einen großartigen Wissensschatz sowohl über die Stadt als auch über Sizilien/Italien. Er schaffte es, dass wir uns in der Geschichte und die einzelnen Epochen zurück versetzt fühlten. Fabrizio ist als Tour Guide unbedingt zu empfehlen!

Response from Fabrizio
Dank Annette!
Pablo Rodríguez 07/23/2021

Fabrizio es muy buen guía. Habla español a la perfección y cuenta cosas sobre la ciudad de una manera que es muy fácil entender la historia. Además, nos dio algunos consejos sobre la ciudad y dónde comer. Recomiendo para cualquier tour sobre la ciudad. Gracias!!

Response from Fabrizio
Gracias Pablo!

5.0(39) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(39) Ratings