Baroque, 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 payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Risk of cancellation
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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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    In front of Palazzo degli elefanti, the town all. I will always carry my blue flag with Zeus on it

  • 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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Scott 11 May 2024
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Travelled in couple - May 2024
I have been on many walking tours all over the world. Natalie was one of the best guides I have ever had. She is very knowledgeable, and she does a great job of showing the group the important aspects of the sights and monuments we toured. She is easy to understand and very quick to respond to questions. Her professionalism as a tour guide makes the tour worthwhile and valuable!!!! I highly recommend taking any tour that Natalie offers. She is fabulous!!!!
cristian 06 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Natalie ci ha fatto apprezzare i luoghi storici del centro Catania con professionalità, competenza e preparazione. Ha risposto a tutte le nostre curiosità ed ha mostrato grande padronanza e amore per la storia di Catania. Consiglio il tour con lei!
Chiara 01 May 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Bravissima,competente e appassionata!
rita 29 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Visita piacevole la guida è stata molto disponibile e ci ha mostrato la Catania barocca con professionalità
Vladimir 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Great expert of Baroque and history of Catania, very detailed in explanation and helpful with extremely useful recommendations. Thanks Natalie.
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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.
When do you want to go?
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  • Risk of cancellation
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