Free Tour Catania "Melior de cinere surgo" (I reborn from my ashes)

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Alberta
Registered on November 01, 2022

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.

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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

Tour description

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!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazza del Duomo, 14, 95124 Catania C...
    Piazza del Duomo, 14, 95124 Catania CT, Italy
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    You will find me at the elephant fountain with a red purse and a white bag

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Piazza Duomo
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Catania Fish Market
  • 3
    Outside visit
    In Putia Dell'Ostello
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ursino Castle
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Roman Theater of Catania
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Via Crociferi
  • 8
    Outside visit
    University 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).

Tour opinions

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Teresa 08 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Preparada y profesional. Mucha información pero muy ameno e interesante Grupo reducido que es una ventaja para enterarte bien y poder preguntar
Rubén 06 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Guía muy buena, un buen recorrido para conocer Catania
mercedes 08 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Fue una experiencia hermosa descubrir Catania con Alberta ...muy profesional nos tocó un día de lluvia y muy frío y ella y el grupo nos espero 15 minutos con una sonrisa. Recorrimos las calles como si hubiera sido un hermoso día de sol.Graciassss Lo recomendaría!
Ines 27 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Perfecta. Muy simpática
Manuel 20 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Sobre todo lo que se pueda valorar del cualquier tour, destaco la profesionalidad de Alberta, pues a pesar del mal día de lluvia y viento, y de ser yo el único asistente, siguió adelante con el mismo. Aparte de eso, es un buen tour, pues la ciudad esconde perlas que por uno mismo no sabría encontrar, Alberta lo explica todo muy bien y es una chica encantadora.
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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 requires 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.
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