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  • Languages English, Spanish, Italian
  • Duration 60 Minutes

Buongiorno! Welcome to Catania!

Known also as the city of Mount Etna, the second biggest city in Sicily after Palermo is one of the most authentic southern Italian places to visit, still unknown by mass tourism.

With a history dating back to over two thousand years ago, its location was chosen by the first Greek colonizers as a strategic hub to trade around the Mediterranean. Romans made it a province of the Empire later. Mount Etna with its many eruptions changed drastically the landscape of this city, especially during the one of 1669 followed some years later by a catastrophic earthquake in 1693. The city was then reconstructed in the baroque style, and large boulevards and piazzas were created to host the noble palaces of the aristocracy, using local material such as lava blocks. Underneath, lays the old layer of town.

We’ll get to know history as well as a good deal of local folklore during this entertaining walk through the streets of Catania. Starting from Piazza Stesicoro, where we can see ruins of a Roman amphitheatre, we’ll head down to Piazza Duomo, with its imposing Cathedral, and learn about how locals celebrate their patron saint, Saint Agata, during a spectacular feast that lasts for days. We’ll walk through the famous fish and food market that is a display of colors and noisy vendors and see some of the local delicacies. We’ll end our walk in front of the medieval Ursino Castle, once located by the sea and today surrounded by lava from Mount Etna.

So…what are you waiting for?

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  • Group Ticket

    We're trying to keep things as personal as possible, but sometimes sitting around one device isn't an option. If you want to share the experience with loved ones who can't be with you, add a Group Ticket for up to 5 extra devices!

    25 €
  • Photographs

    Ask your host to take a photo at any point during the tour. You can even direct them to the exact spot that you want to have captured! The photos will have a high resolution and will be sent to you after the tour has finished.

    Free
  • Booklet

    Get a PDF with information shared during the tour, photos and links for further research!

    5 €
  • You've got mail!

    Are you a postcard lover? Choose one from the many shops on the way and your host will mail it to you after the tour!

    5 €
  • Souvenir

    What's a visit without a souvenir? Your host will buy one for you while on the call! You can choose between a small fridge-magnet, keyring or statuette and it will be posted to you after the tour has finished.

    20 €

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Hosted By Floriana

Floriana

Hi all! Buongiorno!
I'm Floriana and I come from Sicily, south of Italy, the beautiful island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea.
I was born and raised in a small town called Giarre right at the foot of Mount Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe.
I’ve been working in tourism for 9 years, since I finished University, and the love for my homeland is what made me choose this job.
When I'm not working as a tour guide, I enjoy cooking, not only Italian food but also food from all over the world. The other thing I love is traveling abroad and exploring new places, experiencing different cultures.

I'm looking forward to meeting you on a WalkWithMe tour to show you my bella Sicilia and making you fall in love with it!

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