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Private Guided Walk of Catania with Roman Theater

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2 hours

Private Tour

Why take this tour?

Get the most out of your Catania visit with this private, two hour guided tour of its historic center, including the impressive Roman Theater. Stroll the streets and majestic baroque piazzas while your local guide shows you the city highlights and shares fascinating stories. This tour is a private experience with the added benefit of being for your group only, led by a private local guide. These private experiences enjoy a more intimate setting along with the ability to tour at your desired pace. This tour is operated by one of our partners. We searched the world to find expert partners offering incredible experiences in locations you want to go - so wherever you go, you can #takewalks!

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Explore some of Catania’s most beautiful outdoor attractions with stories from your expert guide
  • Created with Sketch.Discover Catania like a local Sicilian on a private, expert-led guided tour
  • Created with Sketch.Walk through a beautifully-preserved ancient Roman theater
  • Created with Sketch.Admire the Piazza del Duomo with its striking architecture

A city in the shade of Mount Etna

The Piazza Stesicoro is the perfect place to start a walking tour of Catania. From here, you can easily reach many of the top city highlights on your two-hour walk with a private guide. You'll stroll the city and see remains of an impressive Roman Theater. Earthquakes were frequent in Catania’s history, especially being so near a volcano, so the architecture is in the newer Baroque style, unlike other major Italian cities.

You'll make your way down the Via Etnea towards Piazza Università where the city’s famed university is located. Once you ascend the Alessi Staircase up to Via dei Crociferi you may recognize your surroundings from the celebrated Godfather films as a few scenes were film...

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The Piazza Stesicoro is the perfect place to start a walking tour of Catania. From here, you can easily reach many of the top city highlights on your two-hour walk with a private guide. You'll stroll the city and see remains of an impressive Roman Theater. Earthquakes were frequent in Catania’s history, especially being so near a volcano, so the architecture is in the newer Baroque style, unlike other major Italian cities.

You'll make your way down the Via Etnea towards Piazza Università where the city’s famed university is located. Once you ascend the Alessi Staircase up to Via dei Crociferi you may recognize your surroundings from the celebrated Godfather films as a few scenes were filmed here.

Next, it’s on to San Francesco Square, where you’ll hear about the square's church and learn about the Cardinal Dusmet monument from WWII in the center. Lastly, your tour ends in Piazza Duomo, a place locals love to congregate to eat and drink, and from here you can choose to visit the historic city hall or the interior of the Cathedral.

  • Sites Visited
  • Piazza Stesicoro
  • Roman Theater
  • Via Etnea
  • Piazza Università
  • Alessi Staircase
  • Via dei Crociferi
  • San Francesco Square
  • Piazza Duomo
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
Price varies by group size