East Catania Walking Tour (Self Guided), Catania

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.
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East Catania Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: East Catania Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Catania (See other walking tours in Catania)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Fontana dei Malavoglia
  • Palazzo di Giustizia
  • Piazza Europa
  • Church of Santa Maria della Guardia
  • San Giovanni Li Cuti Beach
  • Monument ''Ai Caduti del Mare''
Fontana dei Malavoglia

1) Fontana dei Malavoglia

Fontana dei Malavoglia is a sculpture fountain located in Piazza Giovanni Verga. It was sculpted by Carmelo Mendola, a self-taught sculptor of Catania (1895-1976). The monument - fountain is dedicated to Giovanni Verga. The creation of this sculptural fountain took 19 years and ended on October 25, 1975. Mende, the author of the monument, died of cerebral hemorrhage shortly afterwards in February, 1976. The fountain represents a dramatic scene from the novel written by Giovanni Verga. The sculptor managed to depict the suffering and tension of bodies in pain, yet in action.
Palazzo di Giustizia

2) Palazzo di Giustizia

Palazzo di Giustizia is the palace of justice. It was initiated in 1937 and inaugurated in 1953 by architect Francesco Fichera and is located in the central Piazza Verga. It represents the 20th century architecture of Catania. There is a large bronze statue of Justice at the facade of the palace, by Catanian sculptor Mimi Mary Lazarus.
Piazza Europa

3) Piazza Europa

Piazza Europa or Europe's Square is a large square facing the open sea in the East of Catania. It is a modern square, absolutely different from the downtown historical squares. The main attraction in this square is the marble statue "La Romantica" by sculptor Francesco Messina. It was built between 1973 and 1992. There are also drinking fountains and benches in the square where people can sit in the shadows of the trees.
Church of Santa Maria della Guardia

4) Church of Santa Maria della Guardia

The Church of Santa Maria della Guardia is located in the square in Catania with the same name. There are numerous works of art and a facade of great architectural and historical interest. The church was built in the second half of the 19th century, but was damaged by the Second World War and later restored.
San Giovanni Li Cuti Beach

5) San Giovanni Li Cuti Beach

San Giovanni Li Cuti Beach is the black volcanic rocky beach in the east of Catania. It is made from natural lava and is very beautiful. It is always filled with tourists and locals sunbathing or fishing. This part of Catania used to be a fishing village but because of the expansion of this wonderful city, it became part of Catania. The peculiarity of this beach is that the sand is of volcanic origin, hence its black colour.
Monument ''Ai Caduti del Mare''

6) Monument ''Ai Caduti del Mare''

Monument ''Ai Caduti del Mare'' was built after a long period of preparatory work that lasted for years. The monument faces the sea and commemorates the victims of the civilian and military navy and is dedicated to all those who lost their lives at sea. The whole monument represents a large bronze book. On its left side, there is a sinking ship and on its right, a sculpture of a praying sailor. The citizens of Catania longed for such a monument to be installed in their city for a long time.

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.
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
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
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 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
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