Catania Museums Walking Tour (Self Guided), Catania

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.
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Catania Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Catania Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Catania (See other walking tours in Catania)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museo Civico
  • Casa Museo Giovanni Verga
  • Bellini Civic Museum
  • Museum of Emilio Greco
  • Museum of Cinema
Museo Civico

1) Museo Civico (must see)

Museo Civico is located in Castello Ursino, which used to be the fortress of Frederick II and dates back to the 13th century. This old fortress is a museum in and of itself as it reveals the history of ancient times. It is also the national monument of Sicily that was large enough to house Museo Civico. The museum holds antique masterpieces from the 14th century of the greatest Italian artists. There are many renaissance sculptures, ceramics, a remarkable collection of valuable Greek and Roman coins as well as findings from ancient excavations.
Casa Museo Giovanni Verga

2) Casa Museo Giovanni Verga (must see)

Casa Museo Giovanni Verga is located in a beautiful nineteenth century palace where this great person lived. It is set in an apartment on the second floor. There are furniture and books that belonged to Giovanni Verga - an Italian realist writer. He wrote about life in Sicily through short stories and novels. He also had a passion for photography. There is a collection of photographs in the museum featuring his mother, brothers, uncles, nieces and the peasants who worked for the Verga family.
Bellini Civic Museum

3) Bellini Civic Museum (must see)

Bellini Civic Museum is dedicated to the famous composer Vincenzo Bellini. It is the home where he was born. He studied in Naples, where he wrote some of his famous works. In this museum are authentic musical manuscripts with the signature of this great Italian composer. You will discover details about the artistic and personal life of Bellini and see the cabinet where he worked, documents, memories and objects that belonged to him. There are also models of scenes, paintings and more.
Museum of Emilio Greco

4) Museum of Emilio Greco (must see)

Museum of Emilio Greco displays the oil paintings and engravings of 20th century Sicilian artist Emilio Greco. He was famous for abstract nude forms, though at the beginning, his work was appreciated more in New York and Tokyo than in Sicily. This museum has been displaying his works in Catania since 1994. The collection is extensive. There are more than 1500 graphic works, among which one can see engravings, lithographs and others. There is also ‘Commiati’ - one of his most famous works. The museum is located on the second floor.
Museum of Cinema

5) Museum of Cinema (must see)

There is a Cinema Museum in Catania. It contains many relics and reconstructions of scenes from famous movies that were shot in Catania. The museum was opened in 2003. Cinema Museum exhibits photos of films made in Catania. It also tells the history of the invention of Cinema, its technical development. There is a collection of projectors and lamps. You can learn about the first film screening by the Lumière brothers in Paris on December 28, 1895.

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.
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
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

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
Coastline Area Walking Tour

Coastline Area Walking Tour

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 Introduction Walking Tour

Catania Introduction Walking Tour

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
Catania's Architectural Jewels Tour

Catania's Architectural Jewels 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