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How to Spend 2 Days in Catania

How to Spend 2 Days in Catania

Explore the beauty of Sicily’s eastern coast from the port city of Catania. With two days you can visit the city’s historic center, wander through traditional markets, and go sailing along the coastline. Here are our top picks for how to spend 48 hours in Catania. 

Day 1: Welcome to Catania and Cooking Classes

**Morning:**Maximize your time in Catania with an introductory tour. Join a guide for a Segway tour and cover ground quickly throughout the city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about popular landmarks including Castle Ursino and Cathedral Square (Piazza Duomo), and see the Fountain of the Elephant, Villa Bellini park, and Via Etnea, the historic center’s main shopping street. 

**Afternoon:**Learn the secrets behind Sicilian cooking with a hands-on class. Some classes begin in the fish market to source ingredients, while others get started in the kitchen. Make a variety of classic Sicilian dishes such as arancini, and eat what you prepare after the class. 

**Night:**Visit a farm outside Catania, where you can try local delicacies including cured meats and cheeses, sample several different kinds of Sicilian wine, and learn about local winemaking methods. Alternatively, check out a winery at the foot of Mount Etna for a guided tasting. 

Day 2: Sailing and Sunset at Mount Etna

**Morning:**Kick off the day with a walking tour focused on the gastronomy of Sicily. Join a food-loving guide for a stroll to taste your way through the city’s markets, bakeries, and street-food stalls, and get tips on where to eat and drink during the rest of your visit. 

**Afternoon:**This afternoon, climb aboard a boat for a scenic trip along the Sicilian coastline; virtually all tours include time for swimming and fishing. Some include the chance to learn basic sailing skills, while others are focused on scuba diving and snorkeling. 

**Night:**Spend your final evening discovering the beauty of nearby Mount Etna. Choose a sunset tour that includes a trek to see a crater and lava flows or a scenic helicopter tour that includes many different views of the volcano and nearby coastline. 

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Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania

Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania

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Taste your way through the bustling markets and piazzas of Catania on a mouth-watering, half-day culinary tour. Visit fish markets, bakeries, bars and stalls to sample the best Sicilian street food with a local guide. Try regional specialties like ‘arancini’ (stuffed fried rice balls), fizzy drinks, ‘cipollata’ (bacon-wrapped onions), ‘zibibbio’ wine and decadent cannoli. Learn what makes Sicilian cuisine unique from the rest of Italy while discovering some of Catania’s cultural treasures.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.95
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Etna at Sunset Half-Day Tour from Catania

Etna at Sunset Half-Day Tour from Catania

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Enjoy a physical perspective of Sicily on a tour to Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Do a little trekking, check out an old crater and lava flow caves, and admire gorgeous views of the mountain and surrounding landscape at sunset. Plus, stop by a farm to taste local products like honey and wine. Hotel pickup in Catania is included.
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  • 6 hours
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$66.65
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$66.65
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Fish market tour and hands-on cooking class in Sicily

Fish market tour and hands-on cooking class in Sicily

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Discover Catania’s unique culinary tradition during this 4-hour hands-on cooking class. Begin the tour at the historic fish market to select your fresh ingredients for your meal. Then head to the guide’s apartment to prepare a 3-course meal from a menu of Italian specialties such as bruschetta, gratin mussels, risotto, fresh ravioli, swordfish, stuffed squid and more. Then sit down and enjoy your freshly prepared meal that you created.
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  • 4 hours
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$107.84
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Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Catania

Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Catania

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Learn how to cook a traditional Sicilian meal from a professional chef during this 3-hour experience in central Catania. Then, dine on the 3-course meal you helped create, accompanied by local Sicilian wines.
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  • 3 hours
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$83.61
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Catania Street Food Walking Tour

Catania Street Food Walking Tour

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Discover the street food and snacks of Catania on a daytime walking tour around the city. Visit the main piazza, and the elegant Via dei Crociferi or Benedettini enclave, learning about Catania’s food and its place in Sicilian culture as you stroll. Sample treats at market stalls and bakeries, and then leave armed with tips for the best places to eat in town. A food 'passport' is included so you can keep track of your favorite bites along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.37
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Wine and Local Delicacies Tasting at a Sicilian Traditional Palmento

Wine and Local Delicacies Tasting at a Sicilian Traditional Palmento

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Taste wines and Sicilian delicacies on a local farm and vineyards with a 2-hour tasting near Catania. Sample locally-made salami, cheeses, breads, and more, enjoying a generous spread of treats served in the farm’s palmento, where grapes were once crushed into wine. This 2-hour gourmet tasting makes a generous lunch, and includes a discount at the farm store.
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  • 2 hours
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$43.50
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Arancino Cooking Class with Wine Tasting and Lunch in Sicily's Countryside

Arancino Cooking Class with Wine Tasting and Lunch in Sicily's Countryside

Sample Sicily’s culinary delights on a 3-hour tour of a famous estate near Mount Etna, featuring an arancini cooking class, local wine tasting, and orange grove tour with authentic Italian zest. Learn how the locals have eaten for generations on a guided tour that showcases the best of Italian culture.
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  • 3 hours
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$130.04
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Catania Segway Tour

Catania Segway Tour

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Glide through the historic streets of Catania on a 3-hour Segway tour. Follow a local guide through the UNESCO-listed city center, passing the Fountain of the Elephant, the bustling street of Via Etnea and the park of Villa Bellini. Pause to admire the 13th-century Castle Ursino and learn more about the city’s medieval history. Your tour will conclude back at your original departure point.
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  • 3 hours
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3 Hours Catania Morning Sailing Vibes

3 Hours Catania Morning Sailing Vibes

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Get out on the ocean around Catania and Etna during this half-day sailing cruise. Traveling by boat allows you to access parts of the region that can't be reached by land, and you'll get photo-worthy coastal views of the Coast of the Cyclops and the Ulisses Grotto. Your captain and crew will provide insightful narrative and allow you to help sail the boat. Relax, enjoy the views, and dig in to lunch accompanied by an apertif or wine.
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  • 3 hours
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$73.33
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Tasting Muscamento - Fischetti Wine Tasting

Tasting Muscamento - Fischetti Wine Tasting

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Visit Fischetti winery at the foot of Mt Etna on this wine-tasting tour from Taormina. You’ll enjoy tastings of three Muscamento estate wines—a red, a white and a rosé—which are part of the Etna DOC. Learn about the winery’s 80-year-old vines and other history as you soak up the Sicilian landscape.
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  • 1 hour
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Etna and Taormina Helicopter Tour

Etna and Taormina Helicopter Tour

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Sicily’s spectacular natural landscapes and ancient attractions from the air on a 35-minute helicopter tour. Soar above Taormina’s dramatic coastline to fully appreciate how it earned the nickname ‘the Pearl of the Ionian,’ and get an unbeatable aerial perspective of its ancient Greek theater perched on a cliff. Then, fly over the lava fields and crater of majestic Mt Etna for a bird’s-eye view of Europe’s largest active volcano.
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  • 2 hours 35 minutes
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$2,314.40
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