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How to Spend 1 Day in Catania

How to Spend 1 Day in Catania

The port city of Catania is a popular gateway to the many pleasures of Sicily, but within the city itself is much to see and do, from its historic core—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—to bustling markets. Here’s how to get the most out of 24 hours in Catania. 

Morning: Sicily by Segway or Helicopter

Get your bearings in Catania with an introductory tour. On a guided Segway tour, you’ll cover the UNESCO-listed historic core quickly and learn about Catania’s history at city landmarks such as the 13th-century Castle Ursino and Cathedral Square (Piazza Duomo). For an alternative view of this region of Sicily, start your day with a scenic helicopter tour. Fly above the crater of Mount Etna and see the surrounding lava fields, taking in views of vineyards, citrus groves, and the coastline from the air. 

Afternoon: Street Food or Sailing

This afternoon, taste the local flavors of Catania with a gastronomic tour focused on street food. Explore the city on foot with a guide who leads the way to bakeries, bars, and street-food stalls. Learn about what makes Sicilian cuisine unique as you snack your way through the city. Alternatively, get to know the coastline of Sicily with a sailing tour from Catania. During the tour you’ll learn sailing basics, cool off in the water with swimming and snorkeling, and try your hand at fishing. Tours often include stops along the coastline at charming villages such as Aci Trezza.

Night: Local Wine and a Cooking Class

Sample Sicilian wines with a visit to a winery at the foot of Mount Etna. Tastings often include multiple wines and the chance to learn about local winemaking methods. Then learn about local culinary traditions with a hands-on cooking class. Some tours begin with a visit to the local fish market and include the preparation of a multicourse meal with classic Sicilian dishes such as arancini. After the class, sit down to feast on everything you cooked. Private cooking classes can be customized according to your interests and adjusted depending on individual dietary restrictions. 

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Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania

Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania

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Taste your way through the bustling markets and piazzas of Catania on a mouth-watering, half-day culinary tour. Visit fish markets, bakeries, bars and stalls to sample the best Sicilian street food with a local guide. Try regional specialties like ‘arancini’ (stuffed fried rice balls), fizzy drinks, ‘cipollata’ (bacon-wrapped onions), ‘zibibbio’ wine and decadent cannoli. Learn what makes Sicilian cuisine unique from the rest of Italy while discovering some of Catania’s cultural treasures.
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  • 3 hours
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$56.65
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Fish market tour and hands-on cooking class in Sicily

Fish market tour and hands-on cooking class in Sicily

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Discover Catania’s unique culinary tradition during this 4-hour hands-on cooking class. Begin the tour at the historic fish market to select your fresh ingredients for your meal. Then head to the guide’s apartment to prepare a 3-course meal from a menu of Italian specialties such as bruschetta, gratin mussels, risotto, fresh ravioli, swordfish, stuffed squid and more. Then sit down and enjoy your freshly prepared meal that you created.
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  • 4 hours
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$107.28
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Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Catania

Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Catania

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Learn how to cook a traditional Sicilian meal from a professional chef during this 3-hour experience in central Catania. Then, dine on the 3-course meal you helped create, accompanied by local Sicilian wines.
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  • 3 hours
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$83.17
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Catania Street Food Walking Tour

Catania Street Food Walking Tour

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Discover the street food and snacks of Catania on a daytime walking tour around the city. Visit the main piazza, and the elegant Via dei Crociferi or Benedettini enclave, learning about Catania’s food and its place in Sicilian culture as you stroll. Sample treats at market stalls and bakeries, and then leave armed with tips for the best places to eat in town. A food 'passport' is included so you can keep track of your favorite bites along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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$59.06
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Wine and Local Delicacies Tasting at a Sicilian Traditional Palmento

Wine and Local Delicacies Tasting at a Sicilian Traditional Palmento

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Taste wines and Sicilian delicacies on a local farm and vineyards with a 2-hour tasting near Catania. Sample locally-made salami, cheeses, breads, and more, enjoying a generous spread of treats served in the farm’s palmento, where grapes were once crushed into wine. This 2-hour gourmet tasting makes a generous lunch, and includes a discount at the farm store.
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3 Hours Catania Morning Sailing Vibes

3 Hours Catania Morning Sailing Vibes

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Get out on the ocean around Catania and Etna during this half-day sailing cruise. Traveling by boat allows you to access parts of the region that can't be reached by land, and you'll get photo-worthy coastal views of the Coast of the Cyclops and the Ulisses Grotto. Your captain and crew will provide insightful narrative and allow you to help sail the boat. Relax, enjoy the views, and dig in to lunch accompanied by an apertif or wine.
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  • 3 hours
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$71.12
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Arancino Cooking Class with Wine Tasting and Lunch in Sicily's Countryside

Arancino Cooking Class with Wine Tasting and Lunch in Sicily's Countryside

Sample Sicily’s culinary delights on a 3-hour tour of a famous estate near Mount Etna, featuring an arancini cooking class, local wine tasting, and orange grove tour with authentic Italian zest. Learn how the locals have eaten for generations on a guided tour that showcases the best of Italian culture.
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  • 3 hours
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Catania Segway Tour

Catania Segway Tour

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Glide through the historic streets of Catania on a 3-hour Segway tour. Follow a local guide through the UNESCO-listed city center, passing the Fountain of the Elephant, the bustling street of Via Etnea and the park of Villa Bellini. Pause to admire the 13th-century Castle Ursino and learn more about the city’s medieval history. Your tour will conclude back at your original departure point.
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Tasting Muscamento - Fischetti Wine Tasting

Tasting Muscamento - Fischetti Wine Tasting

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Visit Fischetti winery at the foot of Mt Etna on this wine-tasting tour from Taormina. You’ll enjoy tastings of three Muscamento estate wines—a red, a white and a rosé—which are part of the Etna DOC. Learn about the winery’s 80-year-old vines and other history as you soak up the Sicilian landscape.
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  • 1 hour
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$52.13
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Etna and Taormina Helicopter Tour

Etna and Taormina Helicopter Tour

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Sicily’s spectacular natural landscapes and ancient attractions from the air on a 35-minute helicopter tour. Soar above Taormina’s dramatic coastline to fully appreciate how it earned the nickname ‘the Pearl of the Ionian,’ and get an unbeatable aerial perspective of its ancient Greek theater perched on a cliff. Then, fly over the lava fields and crater of majestic Mt Etna for a bird’s-eye view of Europe’s largest active volcano.
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  • 2 hours 35 minutes
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