CATANIA between (STREET) FOOD, art and culture - walking tour with licensed guide

This is a walking tour to discover our culinary traditions and street food. The streets of Catania offer unique flavors, smells and colors, but to fully enjoy them you have to experience the city with a licensed local guide. The Catania diner is a real institution. A must in the bars and takeaways of the city is a cross between snacks and street food, a snack that can very well be a meal. The king of the table is the arancino, but there are many other specialties such as onion and Sicilian. And what about sandwiches with meatballs and scacciate? Or crispelle with ricotta and anchovy or honey? Together with the guide you will choose what to taste.
Along the way it is mandatory to stop at a historic kiosk to taste the mandarin with lemon or the lemon and salt seltz. A cannoli or a cassatella will end our experience on a sweet note.
You can find us at the GS infopoint in Piazza Duomo, on the corner with Via Merletta: come and visit us!
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Catania, Italy
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Food Tours




This is a walking tour to discover our culinary traditions and street food. The streets of Catania offer unique flavors, smells and colors, but to fully enjoy them you have to experience the city with a licensed local guide. The Catania diner is a real institution. A must in the bars and takeaways of the city is a cross between snacks and street food, a snack that can very well be a meal. The king of the table is the arancino, but there are many other specialties such as onion and Sicilian. And what about sandwiches with meatballs and scacciate? Or crispelle with ricotta and anchovy or honey? Together with the guide you will choose what to taste.
Along the way it is mandatory to stop at a historic kiosk to taste the mandarin with lemon or the lemon and salt seltz. A cannoli or a cassatella will end our experience on a sweet note.
You can find us at the GS infopoint in Piazza Duomo, on the corner with Via Merletta: come and visit us!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Piazza Duomo, Catania, Sicily Italy

Let’s start from the living room of the city, our Piazza Duomo, and start tasting some of the specialties of our tradition: do we want to start with a universally known arancino? Or would you rather choose a small onion, a precious casket of puff pastry stuffed with tomato, mozzarella and plenty of dried onion? Or, again, on a Sicilian, fried calzone stuffed with tuma and salted anchovies? While you take care of delighting the palate, we will delight your spirit by telling you about the scenic square in which you are.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Via dei Crociferi 95124, Catania, Sicily Italy

With its numerous churches with convex facades, via Crociferi is undoubtedly the most scenic street in Catania.
Bars and clubs crowd the immediate vicinity, making it one of the nerve centers of the city’s nightlife, of which the large student population is the protagonist.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Monastero dei Benedettini, Piazza Dante 32, 95124 Catania, Sicily Italy

The area of Piazza Dante, which overlooks the monumental Benedictine monastery, is characterized by the many opportunities for tasting local specialties: from the sandwich with the horse meat meatball, to the variously stuffed scacciate, to the sweet or savory crispelle and, again, the famous thirst-quenching drinks, such as lemon tangerine or lemon seltz.
Did you know that the Catania Monastery is the second largest Benedictine monastery in Europe? And that even his monks, in past centuries, widely appreciated the pleasures of the palate?

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania, Sicily Italy

Finally we reach Piazza Stesicoro, seat of an ancient Roman amphitheater and another beating heart of the city, where we end our informative walk on a sweet note!

Duration: 30 minutes