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University Palace, Catania

University Palace, Catania (must see)

The University Palace of Catania is located close to Duomo Square. The University of Catania was founded in 1414. Many architects participated in its construction, among them the famous architect Giovan Battista. The palace is in the excellent condition both on the exterior and the interior. The main facade is very beautiful. You will see a marble eagle, bells and other decorations. It is illuminated by street lamps at night that makes it look particularly impressive.

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Sight Name: University Palace
Sight Location: Catania, Italy
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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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
East Catania Walking Tour

East Catania Walking Tour

You will find several unique and worthwhile attractions in the eastern part of the city of Catania. Catania is full of beautiful palaces and the east of the city is not the exception. There are also monuments, fountains and an unusual beach with lava sand. This self-guided tour will lead you through east Catania and the more modern part of this beautiful city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 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
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 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