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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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    Important Information
    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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was a fantastic tour. Not only did we get to try different foods in different venues but we walked through different parts of the city as well. Anna took the time to tell us about different areas we were in and a little bit of history. We went through food markets and
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    Response from Serena C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania
    Responded 17 Nov 2019
    Dear Kristen, 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 Sicily to try together many other experiences! :)
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    Anna was friendly and informative throughout the stroll through the streets of Catania. We had a taste of culture, traditions and of course food. The Arancinu was the best we have ever tasted. A memory to be recommended.
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    Response from Serena C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania
    Responded 27 Oct 2019
    Dear Gillian, 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 Sicily to try together many other experiences! :)
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    This tour is a perfect introduction to to history and food culture of Catania. Out guide Anna was fantastic at speaking English even with her strong accent, she spoke slowly and clearly so we could understand her. Her knowledge and passion for Catania and it’s rich history shone
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    Response from Serena C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania
    Responded 16 Oct 2019
    Hi my 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 Sicily to try together many other experiences! :)
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    The two of us were met in the square with the elephant statue to discover we were having a personal tour. It was great being taken around, being told what it was like to live in the shadow of Mount Etna, all while enjoying some lovely food, including the best arancini we've had,
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    Response from Serena C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania
    Responded 23 Sep 2019
    Hi my 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 Sicily to try together many other experiences! :)
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    Our guide was really friendly and very open, excited to share her knowledge on the every day life of Catanian people. The street food was well balanced : some fish, some wine, some cheese, narancio, granita, etc... I woud surely recommend not to eat breakfast before starting the
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    Response from Serena C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania
    Responded 23 Sep 2019
    Hi my 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 Sicily to try together many other experiences! :)
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    By: Sicilying
    94 reviews
    happy4343
    10
    Food tasting tour
    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and good. It was an interesting experience of food tasting with
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    KjartanJoha
    Stavanger, Norway
    31
    Great Steet Food tour
    We very much enjoyed our Street Food Tour of Catania. My wife and I was the only two signed up and our guide,
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    Stephen C
    10
    Food Tour
    The food tour was great. Our tour guide also gave us some great history on the city. She definitely made the
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    KristenChavez
    25
    Great Way to Walk Through Different parts of the City
    This was a fantastic tour. Not only did we get to try different foods in different venues but we walked through
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    jansellskc
    Overland Park, Kansas
    20
    Highly recommend
    Our guide Anna was exceptional. Not only did we learn so much about Catania, Anna was knowledgeable about
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    Gillian G
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    112
    Anna a delight, food for mouthwatering thought!
    Anna was friendly and informative throughout the stroll through the streets of Catania. We had a taste of culture,
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    Hilary W
    Flintshire, United Kingdom
    3517
    Poor information
    Booked a jeep and cable car package from Catania. The start point is 37km away from the centre of Catania. What
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    Mary Ann M
    51
    Interesting but sites could have been better
    We rode the quad in Catania area, Sicily. Mt Etna was smoking at the time which was kind of cool. Because of this
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    Cindy D
    Southbury, Connecticut
    2517
    Anna’s the bomb!
    Anna led us on a delicious and informative tour of Catania. It was so much more than a food tour- Anna shared
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    716lisamariem
    61
    Worthwhile activity
    Hard to find and hard to get hold of staff who weren’t there for 20 mins when we arrived. Didn’t go faster than
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    Jacob E
    Jérusalem, Israël
    83
    Food Tour in Catania
    We met our Guide Anna in piezzza doumo. she was very welcoming and kind and we enjoyed her stories on catania
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    806mareer
    65
    An informative and tasty day
    This tour is a perfect introduction to to history and food culture of Catania. Out guide Anna was fantastic at
    Read more
    Dan L
    10
    Very interesting
    We especially loved the fish market and how natural it was. Loved the places and things we ate. The walk was
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    stevenv541
    Deventer, The Netherlands
    52
    Excellent tour operator
    This weekend we visited Catania and arranged some tours with Sicilying (Cooking class, Etna trekking, Godfather
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    Dave P
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    3912
    A really good food-based exploration of the city
    The two of us were met in the square with the elephant statue to discover we were having a personal tour. It was
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