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Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania

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Catania, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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.
  • Half-day street food tour in Catania
  • Discover Sicily’s famous street food by visiting local vendors, markets and shops
  • Taste regional specialties like arancini, zibibbio wine, meatballs and refreshing drinks
  • Pop in at an authentic bakery for classic cannoli and cipollini
  • Learn about Catania’s history and culture along the way
  • Led by a local foodie guide
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Departure Point

Piazza Duomo, 18, 95124 Catania CT, Italy

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people are required per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sicilying SRL

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania.

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  • "We would certainly recommend this tour as it's a good way also to become aware of your surroundings and also you end up surprisingly full with all the nibbles that you try along the route!" See review
  • "It wasn't necessary to stop at a craft/art shop or sit in a cafe." See review
  • "Tour was education as well as gastronomic Well worth the cost!" See review

Reviews

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star-3
Okay but expected more
Paullie
, Oct 2020
Not too bad, our guide really loves her food. But we have done many of these foodtours were the tour guide knew all the local food shop sellers and owners and marketstand salesmen. And then he/she would talk to them and get all these little things to try, straight from the hand. Fruits and veg you have never seen. Meats, fish and cheeses done in certain ways you've never tried before, etc. This tour had some good knowledge but paying 120 euro for 3 people for some of the things you try worth maybe 10 euro a person, I give it 3 stars.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Dear Paullie, Thank you for your feedback and sharing your point of view. Your opinion for us is very important and it is surely a way of growth and better our work always more. We selected the most special and guaranteed places to taste food that, according our opinion, fully immerse people in the most popular and folkloristic soul of Catania and that are not so easy to find and known without a local eye and local point of view. Please also notice that the cost proposed and you paid, is not considered just for tasting of food, but for the whole experience that include 6 tasting of typical food but also guided tour of the city with a specialised local guide, knowledge and information about Catania, and selection of special places. Anyway we hope to have the chance to meet you again in Sicily and try together many other experience. Regards
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star-5
Excellt Opportunity to Learn about the food in Catania
Colin_D
, Feb 2020
Excellent informative tour hosted by Ana. There were only 2 of us on the tour so obviously that allowed Ana to give us her full attention. It was also a beautiful warm sunny day in February. The choices of venues were excellent
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star-3
Disappointed....
lafinesse
, Feb 2020
The two young ladies that were our guides, were charming. I have been on many Food Tours throughout Sicily and Italy. I am sorry to say this was not one of the best. I understand it is not Rome, but the food presentations were truly poor.
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star-5
Great way to start your holiday
butterwt
, Oct 2019
We love food tours and this one did not disappoint. Anna was very informative and passionate about the food of Catania and helped us to get our bearings on our first day. Thank you Anna, highly recommended
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star-5
Great food - and history tour!
josephch829
, Oct 2019
OUr guide, Ana, was very knowledgeable and personable throughout. There were only 7 of us plus Ana and everyone got on and shared info etc. My husband and I have holidayed in Italy and Sicily for years now and love food tours but this one is the best we have ever been on. We even went back to two of the places afterwards during the remainder of our stay in Catania. Different foods and drinks tried - all very good quality. Definitely would recomend this tour.
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star-5
Gastro walking & historical tour
V4980ONdavidt
, Sep 2019
Interesting, informative and great fun - excellent tour guide Ana ( the tour was in English but she was fluent in many European languages as well) a local born & bred - enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the long history of the city its culture & food. Eating in the food markets , trying local wine and soft drinks. Just don’t have breakfast first!
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star-3
Good idea but not gastronomic!
Ambassador624019
, Sep 2019
Coming from a cruise liner we had booked and completed a number of old city tours. We were especially looking forward to the street food experience as this was a first, BUT we were in a group with 30 which is double the size of the other tours, and although we asked to be with an English guide four non English speakers were included. The guide Anna did her best, but the large group did not help organisation and timing of food or getting around the streets. Unfortunately this was not a great experience, this concept could work with better planning and attention to what has been offered. It was also unfortunate to have very negative people in the group that complained about everything! One plus, the food we tasted was very fresh and tasty.
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star-2
Bad experience
Desertgal422
, Sep 2019
Guide seemed overwhelmed with group siza. She went way too fast and without a flag or headphones she lost our group at the stairs. I doubt that she even missed six of us as she never counted
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star-4
Variety of local food spots accompanied by the fair tour guide
Wander67756299684
, Aug 2019
Really enjoyed the itinerary and selection of spots/ tastings. Was really nice food-wise. Guide I would say was very experienced from historical perspective, however, food knowledge and communication-wise did expect a little bit more from the guide. Overall, the feedback is definitely positive and worth, but some things can be improved from the guide.
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star-5
A must for foodies!
NorthStar15884852245
, Jun 2019
We were met by our host Anna and we were very lucky to be the only ones on that particular tour as it became our own 'private' tour with just my husband and I. Anna had advised that the previous day there had been 8 people! We visited the fish market which is certainly a sight to behold! Anna was very informative and her English is excellent and she was very happy & knowledgeable to answer any questions we had. We would certainly recommend this tour as it's a good way also to become aware of your surroundings and also you end up surprisingly full with all the nibbles that you try along the route!
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