Because the city of Catania has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, you will immediately understand it by seeing its original baroque style.
That Catania have been stated Unesco World Heritage Site, you can immediately recognize it with its original baroque style and its unique streets built with lava black stone! We will discover its magnificent Cathedral, symbol of devotion to the patron Saint Agata and the famous Duomo Square where the “Liotru” statue (a black lava stone elephant statue) is set, symbol of the city. A walk through the fish market is a must!
Not far from there we will reach the University Square and we will have a walk along the splendid baroque Via dei Crociferi, where we will admire the famous S. Benedict Monastery, Unesco World Heritage Site. We will continue walking along the precious historical city centre to discover the ancient Roman Amphitheatre.
We will proceed for a panoramic tour of the seaside towns of Aci Castello (which takes its name from its Norman Castle) and Aci Trezza, whose panorama is commanded by the “Faraglioni” (three tall column-shaped islands that, according to Homer’s legend, were thrown to Ulysses in “The Odyssey”); it is also known for being the town where Giovanni Verga’s novel “I Malavoglia” is set. At the end of the visit, return to the hotel.