Catania, City of the elephant

Duration: 2h
Languages: Greek, Russian
Guru: Matteo
Registered on November 23, 2021

Hello, My Name is Matteo Miano and since 2014 I work as a licenced tourist guide in Sicily. I studied philology at the University of Catania, Athens and Cyprus and worked in Italy and abroad. I really love the city in which I live, and I like to show it in its everyday life, from the popular markets to the elegant squares and streets of the old town. I like the idea of telling places, not just describing them. I do not just list the unmissable places of Catania or where to eat the most popular "arancino". I prefer to dwell on something more subjective: for example, the feelings that each place could leave you. I like to listen to the needs of the visitor, support what he wants to do and optimize the time and experience of his trip to Catania. If you want to know me better by discovering the City of the elephant, read my tour and book! ***************************************************************************************** Γεια Σας! Εάν έχετε επισκεφθεί αυτή τη σελίδα, τότε σας ενδιαφέρει η Σικελία και ιδιαίτερα η Κατάνια! Το όνομά μου είναι Matteo Miano και είμαι Διπλωματούχος Ξεναγός για όλη τη Σικελία. Θα χαρώ να σας παρουσιάσω τα αξιοθέατα της πόλης μου, καθώς και τις ιστορικές παραδόσεις της Κατάνιας, με το υπέροχο τοπίο της Σικελίας, η οποία είναι επίσης γνωστή σε όλο τον κόσμο για τα κρασιά και τα τυπικά ενογαστρονομικά προϊόντα της. Η Κατάνια, καθώς και όλη η Σικελία, μπορεί να ικανοποιήσει κάθε γούστο! > Περπατάμε μαζί στο ιστορικό κέντρο της Κατάνιας. Συνάντηση στην πλατεία του Καθεδρικού Ναού και τέρμα στην πλατεία Στεσιχώρου, με τις εξής στάσεις: - Καθεδρικός Ναός - Παλάτι του Ελέφαντα - Ψαραγορά - Κάστρο Ουρσίνο - Πλατεία Ντάντη - Οδός Crociferi - Οδός Etnea - Ρωμαϊκό Αμφιθέατρο Αν θέλετε να γνωρίσετε την Κατάνια και να μην χάσετε κανένα από τα σημεία αυτά, σχεδιάστε μια βόλτα μαζί μου!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

Catania is a welcoming and warm city, like the volcano that dyes it black. It is rich in historical buildings and colourful markets, but especially in people who relax watching Etna while enjoying a cannolo or an arancino . Everyone knows it as the "city of the Elephant", but its ancient and interesting history will surprise you : the charm of the Greek foundation, the rigor of the Roman urban structure, the elegant 18th century palaces and the historic markets in the beating heart of the city center.
Our walking tour, which will start in Piazza Duomo and finish in Piazza Stesicoro , will touch the following points:

  • the Cathedral of Saint Agatha
  • the City Hall (Palace of the Elephants)
  • the fish market
  • the "Ursino" Castle
  • piazza Dante 
  • via Crociferi
  • via Etnea
  • the Roman amphitheater

 If you want to know Catania without missing any of the essential places, book now your guided tour

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  • Meeting point:
    Piazza del Duomo, 95100 Catania CT, I...
    Piazza del Duomo, 95100 Catania CT, Italy

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Valeria 09 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
Fare un tour guidato a piedi è un ottimo modo per iniziare a conoscere una città. Poi si possono approfondire dei lunghi in un secondo momento. Così abbiamo fatto con Matteo, ci ha illustrato storia lunghi e cibi di Catania e ci ha dato indicazioni di cose da vedere poi noi autonomamente e anche dove mangiare. Interessantissimo tutto e ben raccontato. Super consigliato.
Ales... 02 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Visita guidata farcita con tutti i colori aromi emozioni della Sicilia più schietta
Madli 23 Feb 2023

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Travelled alone - Feb 2023
Matteo oli suurepärane giid: sõbralik, ladusa jutuga, põhjalike teadmistega. Ta jagas meiega hulganisti põnevaid üksikasju Catania ajaloo ja inimeste eluolu kohta, tegi head nalja ja oskas vastata kõigile küsimustele. Soovitan kõigile!
Karin 10 Jan 2023
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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
We went on this tour today just before our flight back home and had such an amazing time with Matteo. We learnt the story of Catania throughout the ages and visited the hidden corners the old city can provide. Thanks Matteo for sharing with us your vast knowledge of the city, we enjoyed it very much. Мы пошли на Тур с Маттео сегодня и провели прекрасные пару часов. Маттео потрясающий экскурсовод и мы с ним изучили историю Катании с древних времён и до сегодняшнего дня и посетили скрытые достопремичательности города над и под землёй. Огромное спасибо за замечательное утро!
lucia 27 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Tour completo della città e molto interessante.Super consigliato.Matteo molto cordiale e competente.Grazie
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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