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Monastery of St. Nicholas Arena, Catania

Monastery of St. Nicholas Arena, Catania (must see)

Monastery of St. Nicholas Arena is situated in the very heart of the historic center of Catania. This large historical and religious complex consists of an old Benedict monastery and of a monumental church built in the 18th century in the style of Roman churches. The complex occupies an area of 100 000 square meters and is considered the second largest monastery in all of Europe. It is a very important monastery that accumulated considerable wealth over the years, and was visited by queens, princes and rulers of countries.

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Sight Name: Monastery of St. Nicholas Arena
Sight Location: Catania, Italy
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Catania, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Catania

Create Your Own Walk in Catania

Creating your own self-guided walk in Catania is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Churches Walking Tour in Catania

Churches Walking Tour in Catania

Catania is a city of many churches that make its streets look so beautiful and historical. The churches in this city go back many centuries and represent the magnificent architecture of those ancient times. You will contemplate the rich decorations of gold, bronze and marble inside the impressive buildings. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most important religious sights of Catania.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Catania Introduction Walk

Catania Introduction Walk

Catania is a very beautiful ancient Italian city. The most remarkable landmarks are concentrated in the downtown area of Catania where the streets are so attractive thanks to the magnificent Baroque architecture of the palaces, churches and monuments. Take this orientation walk to visit the best attractions of Catania.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Everyday Life Walking Tour in Catania

Everyday Life Walking Tour in Catania

To experience the everyday life of Catania, visit the most popular places of its citizens. There are gardens where Catanians like to go for a walk, open air markets that are the best places to see locals and their natural way of life and also restaurants and cafes, as they prefer to eat outside. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most common places among locals and will reveal to you...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Catania Architecture Walking Tour

Catania Architecture Walking Tour

Catania is famous for its splendid Baroque and Rococo architecture. The city's building material consisted mainly of gray lava stone. There are many magnificent palaces, churches and theaters. There are ancient Roman ruins that still exemplify the beautiful architecture of the past. Take this self-guided to explore the architectural sights of Catania.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Coastline Area Walking Tour in Catania

Coastline Area Walking Tour in Catania

Catania is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It has some interesting attractions along the coastline area. You will find a museum, a beautiful baroque fountain, the port and of course the beach. This self-guided tour will lead you through these and other worthwhile places on the coastline of Catania.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles
Catania Museums Walking Tour

Catania Museums Walking Tour

There are various museums in Catania. You can visit museums housed in fascinating castles. There are museums dedicated to the outstanding personalities who lived in Catania. This self-guided tour leads you to the museums that will reveal the rich history and culture of Catania.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles