Baroque and Esoteric Catania - Free walking tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Natalie
Registered on August 01, 2023

Visit Catania with a British Polyglot Hi, my name is Natalie Maria Facenna, I am a native English speaker from the United Kingdom of Italian origin and I have been living in Italy for 16 years. I became an official licensed tour guide in 2017 in the city of Palermo where I lived for 9 years and subsequently moved to Catania where I currently live. I graduated from the University of Glasgow in Hispanic Studies and I am a polyglot (Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan). I also completed a Masters in Tourism Management at a University in Milan and I have studied in Spain and Brazil. I am a cultural expert and my specialties are the Baroque era, religious tourism, esoteric and popular tradition. I can tailor-make tours to meet the demands of the tourist and make them memorable for years to come. Read about my tour and don't hesitate to contact me for further information. Come to Catania, you won't regret it.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Catania is a unique and mysterious city famous for its Baroque architecture, Mount Etna, and Greek origins, but it also has a hidden esoteric side. Traces of the Greek Goddess Athena and the ancient Egyptian Isis are evident throughout the city. Seafood cuisine, ricotta cheese cannolo, wines, and honey along with its spectacular beaches makes it a must-see destination. 
I invite you to come and discover this magnificent city and uncover its hidden gems. 


  • The Cathedral of Saint Agatha 
  • The  Town Hall
  • The  fish market 
  • The  "Ursino" Castle 
  • Piazza Dante 
  • Via Crociferi 
  • Via Etnea 
  • The Roman amphitheatre

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazza del Duomo, 95100 Catania CT, I...
    Piazza del Duomo, 95100 Catania CT, Italy
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    Piazza Duomo at the elephant statue,I will always carry my sicilian flag

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Piazza Duomo
  • 2
    Free admission
    Cattedrale di Sant'Agata
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Castello Ursino
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Via Crociferi
  • 5
    Free admission
    Chiesa di San Nicolò l'Arena
  • 6
    Free admission
    Monastero dei Benedettini di San Nicolò l'Arena
  • 7
    Outside visit
    University Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Massimo Bellini Theater

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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Hristo 11 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Really professional guide- you can easily tell that she is high educated and has special interest in the history of the place. She was very friendly and gave us great tips about local food.
Ghizela 10 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Natalie brought Catania to life for us with so many shades that made it vivid and fascinating - very different from my first visit to the city some years back. Apart from all the guide book sights, she unearthed hidden gems with places and stories that meant we were getting far more than expected. She was able to sense what all the different group members found interesting & answered all our questions above & beyond - leaving us all satisfied & happy! We've done a lot of guided tours but this one, like our guide, was special.
gary 07 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Natalie was a great guide and went above and beyond what she needed to do. I was very impressed with her knowledge and history of the area. She was very friendly and kept the tour interesting throughout. I would highly recommend :)
Anne 17 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
This was a very interesting tour. Natalie was extremely informative. She went out of her way to give us additional information about other places to visit. Would highly recommend.
Shucria 16 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Natalie opened our eyes for all the details that can be seen in this beautiful city. I can highly recommend visiting Catania with her!
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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