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Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania

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    What to Expect
    The walking tour offers you a historical overview of the city, of the alleys and the squares of the old town, whilst giving you the chance to sample some of its culinary delights.

    You will meet your guide right in the city centre of Catania in Piazza Duomo, where you will visit the

    Cathedral, a jewel of Sicilian Baroque and UNESCO heritage. From here you will head to the quaint fish market, better known as "la pescheria", where you will taste local cheeses, olives and some exquisite oil. If you prefer fish to meat, at the pescheria you will taste the 

    best mixed fried fish of the city: everything is clearly ultra fresh!

    The city tour continues along

    via Crociferi, famous for its churches and its importance in the procession for the Festa of Sant'Agata, the patron saint of the city. Following, via Etnea, the main street of Catania, you will arrive at

    Piazza Stesicoro, home to the Roman amphitheater excavated in the early twentieth century. A short stroll and you will reach the famous

    Bar Savia, which serves the

    best arancini in Catania, while at the Bakery Pacini the much-loved

    cipollina awaits you (a specialty of Catania made with puff pastry, tomato, onion, mozzarella and ham). Crossing "la fiera" - as is the local name for the biggest market of the city - you will arrive at the finest kiosk of Catania: the Chiosco Costa. Here you will taste the typical fizzy drink made from fresh Selz and syrups, all freshly prepared.

    Next stop the port, where a

    mixed plate of meat, horsemeat meatballs barbecued on hot coals, and the legendary cipollata (spring onions wrapped with bacon) all await you. Last stop will be dedicated to the local sweets: during winter you will have

    Cannolo with ricotta,

    cassatella (ricotta local pastry) and an almonds based dessert. During the summer you will have one of the best sicilian granita with brioche.

    At the end of the tour, your local guide will give you the card

    "The Streets of the Elephant" as a reminder of all the key stops of the Street Food tour, with all the different foods tasted on the streets of Catania city centre. The elephant is one of the most important symbols of the city and it is not by accident that you will see in Piazza Duomo the famous elephant statue, restored to its former splendor after recent restoration work.
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    Departure Point
    You will meet your guide in Piazza Duomo 18, Catania.
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Inclusions
    • Food tasting
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • A minimum of 2 people are required per booking
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed June 10, 2019

    The tour started with a taste of salami and cheese with some wine right next to the fish market. Some of the products were ok and some not. The wine had to be the worst I’ve had in Italy. It was difficult to keep up...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank smarcoNewJersey
    Serena C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Sicilying, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

    Hi dear, We are sorry that you didn't like our tour. Your feedback is important for us in order to collect your good or bad considerations and better always our tour :) The tour is not only a tasting tour but also a guided walking...More

    Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

    An IMPECCABLE FOOD TOUR not only were we able to learn a lot but our taste buds were dancing all afternoon. We were warmly welcomed and treated to the delicious delicacies of Sicily all afternoon long. HIGHLY recommended. AMBRA THANK YOU!!!!!More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    2  Thank Dylan G
    Serena C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Sicilying, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

    Hi Dear, Thank you for taking part to our tour and having the time to share your experience! It was a real pleasure to meet you and let you discover our amazing tour and the wonder of our city! Hope to see you soon in...More

    Reviewed May 1, 2019

    This is a nice mix of tasting food and an introduction to the city. Our guide Ambra was lovely - in busier places like the fish market you just need to make sure you are close enough to hear the commentary. You get a little...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    2  Thank AndrewH-in-London
    Serena C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Sicilying, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

    Hi Dear, Thank you for having the time to share your experience and taking part to our tour! It was a real pleasure to meet you and let you discover our amazing tour and the wonder of our city! Hope to see you soon in...More

    Reviewed April 2, 2019

    We very much enjoyed this tour, and our guide Serena, was excellent. The tour not only included the food (all of which we enjoyed), but Serena explained the various piazzas and buildings of note. We covered much of the city center. Very enjoyable, and I...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank HungryHoolia
    Serena C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Sicilying, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

    Hi Dear, Thank you for having the time to share your experience and taking part to our tour! It was a real pleasure to meet you and let you discover our amazing tour and the wonder of our city! Hope to see you soon in...More

    Reviewed March 13, 2019

    Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about both the food, and the history of Catania. The walking tour took us through a large part of downtown Catania, and took us from great seafood, to typical Silcilian specialties like Arancini, Cannoli, Selz in different tastes and ice...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Serena C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Sicilying, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

    Hi Dear, Thank you for having the time to share your experience and taking part to our tour! It was a real pleasure to meet you and let you discover our amazing tour and the wonder of our city! Hope to see you soon in...More

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    Response from smarcoNewJersey | Reviewed this property |
    It’s in the center or town, by the elephant monument.
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    April 24, 2019|
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    Response from HungryHoolia | Reviewed this property |
    We had a rental car, so we drove.
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