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Discover The Fascinating Highlights Of Catania

Catania: in the center of the eastern side is one of the most important urban centers of the island. The presence of the port and the airport have made it a lively, modern and exuberant city but in its historic center you can immerse yourself in the charm of its history.

From Catania
Online Experience
1 Hour
Italy
Upto 10 people
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time online experience live-streamed from Catania, sits at the foot of Mt. Etna, an active volcano
  • Stroll through beautiful squares and get to know why Elephant is the town's symbol
  • Encounter the austerity of the lava stone, which will remind us of its essential relationship with the highest active volcano in Europe, Etna
Description

Catania, located on the eastern coast of Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe. It is the second-largest city in Sicily with the metropolitan area reaching one million inhabitants, a central transport hub, economic centre and a university city where you will enjoy a busy downtown and an active nightlife.

We will begin our virtual exploration of Catania from a square that connects two major roads of the city and has a palace rebuilt after a massive earthquake. Next, we will admire a 15th-century church built in a unique baroque style. Then, we will head to the next square, which has an old university building. In this square, we will identify four lamps with statues carved on them depicting four legends. Strolling to the next square, we will get to know why Elephant is the town's symbol.

On reaching the main square, check out the Town Hall, the Cathedral and an Elephant fountain. The Cathedral is dedicated to St. Agatha and houses the relics as well. Nearby is a fountain that flows to the underground river flowing through the city for ages. Then, we will walk through the fish market and will see some unique local fish. Later, take a glimpse of the ruins of an ancient thermal bath.

After exploring the Castle, an imposing building made of lava stone, we will walk up to the Monastery, where we will hear about the local dishes and fruits. The Monastery is a huge building that now serves as the University of Literature. It also houses the remains of two Roman roads.

Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves traveling to various places, and at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 75 EUR for a group of 3 screens OR as a private session for 140 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Bernadette Bolognini

I am a qualified tour guide and a tour leader. I did my graduation in cultural tourism and specialization in the history and conservation of works of art. I have received my licence as a tour guide in 2017. I got the opportunity to work in many places in the Sicilian territory, gaining experience in a region full of diverse heritage. I like challenges, constantly setting new goals to achieve, and the experience of virtual tours is a new adventure that I would like to explore along with you.

From USD 79 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.