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Free Tour Catania "Melior de cinere surgo" (I reborn from my ashes)
Hello everyone! My name is Alberta, I am an official guide and archaeologist. I like being a guide because I can combine two of my great passions: languages and archaeology. I love travelling and getting to know cultures and people from different parts of the world. I have lived in Ravenna, Spain and France and now I am interested in showing you the beauty of Sicily and my hometown, Catania. I believe that the best way to get to know and experience a city is to rely on the local people, to get to know not only the historical events of a place, but also the aspects of daily life, customs and traditions.
During my guided tour we will discover together the characteristics of the archaeological and baroque Catania, visiting the places where it will be possible to perceive the historical continuity of this city destroyed several times by the volcano Etna: we will see closely the signs of the lava flow that surrounded it in the 17th century.
Everything will be accompanied by curiosities and traditions!
The tour will start from Piazza Duomo, the house of u'Liotru . Later, we will enter into a lava cave resulting from the 1669 eruption and we will see the Amenano River that runs under the city (this part of the visit requires a symbolic entrance fee of €1 per person). Then, we will continue to the Ursino Castle of Federico II from Swabia.
During the second part of the visit, I will take you to the UNESCO "pearls" of Sicilian late baroque: the sumptuous Benedictine Monastery and the elegant Via Crociferi .
Finally, we will travel back in time 2000 years ago, taking a look at the theater and the odeon from Roman times, and we will finish our tour in Stericoro square , where it will be possible to see the Roman amphitheater and discover some anecdotes from the life of the famous Catanese composer Vincenzo Bellini .
Looking forward to exploring this magnificent city together!
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Piazza del Duomo, 14, 95124 Catania C...Piazza del Duomo, 14, 95124 Catania CT, Italy
You will find me at the elephant fountain with a red purse and a white bag
1Outside visitPiazza Duomo
2Outside visitCatania Fish Market
3Outside visitIn Putia Dell'Ostello
4Outside visitUrsino Castle
5Outside visitPiazza San Francesco d'Assisi
6Outside visitRoman Theater of Catania
7Outside visitVia Crociferi
8Outside visitUniversity Square
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).