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Archaeology and Baroque in Catania

Culture and History tour in Catania

Tour Price : €255 Duration : 8 hours Languages: English, Italian

Catania, which is the most important city in eastern Sicily, was founded by colonists from Chalcis at the foot of Mount Etna in 728 BC. It played a key-role in the long history of the island in spite of having been struck by different natural catastrophes. Since it was rebuilt in the same site more than one time, Catania has kept the tracks of its ancient and medieval past among the sumptuous Baroque façades of its buildings and churches. Therefore, it became a real art and archaeological treasure. The reconstruction of the city after the 1693 earthquake did not completely erase the vestiges of the ancient Greek-Roman city whose ruins stand out surprisingly among baroque buildings, churches, and convents. Starting from Saint Benedict Monastery, we will have a walk along the streets of Montevergini Hill, which is the site of the ancient acropolis, and we will see the ruins of the theatre, the odèon, and the grandiose perspectives of Via Crociferi (an important street). The tour will continue with the squares of the Cathedral and University in order to discover Vaccarini's famous architecture. The final destination will be the ruins of the amphitheatre which was defined by Prince Biscari as the most important evidence of the splendour of ancient Catania.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: €255
Duration: 8 hours
Group Size: From 1 to 20 tourists
Languages: English, Italian
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES
Attractions:Sicily, Catania