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Alcantara Gorges Tour from Catania - Small group Tour

Alcantara Gorges Tour from Catania - Small group Tour
Duration:
Flexible
From:
USD 87.34
Join this tour to see the Alcantara Gorge which boasts a very special heritage.

Mount Etna Sunset Tour from Taormina

Mount Etna Sunset Tour from Taormina
Duration:
8 hours
From:
USD 97.82
In the afternoon departure to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Reaching 1.800 meters by bus, you will change to the Jeeps for an unforgettable trip to the top with the alpine guide. Here you will assist to one of the most breathtaking sunsets of the world. <br />Return to Taormina around midnight. Please bring warm clothes and walking shoes.

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Things to do in Catania if you have a Catania Airport Layover or Extended Catania Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Catania Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Catania.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Sicily’s rugged beauty is truly unique, so if you find yourself with a layover on one of the island’s airports, take a little time to explore Italy’s southernmost gem. Here are some suggestions near CTA Catania Airport:


Go to the top of Mount Etna


Catania is situated under the most major currently active volcano in Europe, so the obvious thing to do is a volcano trek. There are many organised tours, but you can hire the services of a Volcanologist as your tour guide and go off the usual tourist trail. To reach Mount Etna, take the private train line (Circumetnea) at Borgo metro station or a shuttle from the central station that reaches Rifugio Sapienza (usually leaving in the morning and return the evening) from where you can get to the top of the mountain (spring/summer only, regardless of the summer heat the summit will be cold so do bring a jumper). Please note that the metro and the train to Mount Etna are closed on Sunday.


See the Coast – and the Rocks the Cyclops Threw


You could also have a visit along the coast for Acicastello (a nice medieval castle built on a giant rock, over the see) or Acitrezza, a little fishing village well known for its giant rocks lying in the sea, supposed to be the ones thrown by the Cyclops at Ulysses.


Wander a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Catania is also well known for its particular baroque architecture and urban design (the downtown area is a World Heritage Site, along with all the Val di Noto). Piazza Stesicoro, the original centre containing ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre. It is also the entrance to the main market (Mercato de la Fiera) which is worth a visit. Additionally it is one of the main bus hubs.


Don’t Forget the Elephant


The baroque Piazza del Duomo is attractive, lively and contains "U Liotru", the Elephant statue symbol of Catania. The Elephant Fountain marks the entrance to the elegant via Etnea, the main shopping street.


Tip: Catania has a compact centre and it is most convenient just to walk around. Traveling by public transport may be problematic due to long waiting times for buses (> 1 hour), pickpockets and a very short metro line still under construction.


As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to CTA Catania Airport and clear security in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Catania Attractions

Mount Etna Half-day Tour from Taormina

Mount Etna Half-day Tour from TaorminaDuration:
5 hours
From:
USD 38.43
Departure to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. You will reach 2.000 m where the extint Silvestri Craters are situated. <br>Return to Taormina around 1.30 pm. Please bring warm clothes and walking shoes.

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Wine and Local Delicacies Tasting at a Sicilian Traditional Palmento

Wine and Local Delicacies Tasting at a Sicilian Traditional PalmentoDuration:
2 hours
From:
USD 40.76
Live authentic experiences in Sicily. Taste great wine and typical products with the explanation of a sommelier inside an impressive ancient millstone of a winery close to Catania.

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Tour the Set of The Godfather

Tour the Set of The GodfatherDuration:
5 hours
From:
USD 40.76
Visit sites that were used in filming the blockbuster movie, The Godfather. Stop at the Bar Vitelli and sit in Marlon Brando's chair. Follow Al Pacino's steps down alleyways. Tour the towns of Savoca and Forza d'Agrò in the footsteps of The Godfather.

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Street Food Tour of Catania

Street Food Tour of CataniaDuration:
3 to 4 hrs
From:
USD 57.06
<p>The one and only street food tour of Catania, designed by the most passionate street food guides to offer travelers a 100% local experience. A relaxing 4hr walk through the main squares and markets of the city center to allow travellers sample the most authentic street food led by a local, young and passionate licensed guide. The tour includes several stops at stalls and old bakeries, selected based on the quality of food and authenticity of the environment, to offer a real catanese food experience. The walk also offers the chance to have a panoramic walk of the city, a well balanced combination of food and history. This tour is run by the most experienced street food tour guides in Sicily, with a twin tour in Palermo, which makes it a unique chance to collect the original Sicilian foodie's passports!</p>

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Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania

Gastronomic Street Food Tour of CataniaDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 57.06
Walking tour through the bustling markets and historical squares of the city centre of Catania to taste the best street food of the city. To visit Catania without savoring the amazing street food available at all hours, from dawn to night, would mean not to have a true vision of the city. The street food of Catania has a true cult following. The city is now a must for all gourmets and food lovers.

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Etna Half Day Trip

Etna Half Day TripDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 64.05
An experential half day tour by 4x4 to Mt. Etna. See ancient lava flows and walk on the edge of a ancient craters and its path which leads to the panoramic viewpoint of Bove Valley. Complete the exciting excursion by exploring a lava cave.

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Etna Morning Trip

Etna Morning TripDuration:
6 hours
From:
USD 64.05
Amazing excursion giving you the chance to discover different aspects of the highest volcano in Europe. Live your dream with trekking, lava flow cave exploration and breathtaking landscapes.

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Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day TourDuration:
6 hours
From:
USD 64.05
See a different side of Sicily with this tour of Mt. Etna. This excursion journeys to old craters and lava flow caves, perfect for the adventurous kind. Enjoy breathtaking views and taste typical local products, all while on the highest active volcano of Europe.

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Last Updated: 25 Jan 2017