Everyday Life Walking Tour in Catania (Self Guided), 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 the everyday life of this charming city.
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Everyday Life Walking Tour in Catania Map

Guide Name: Everyday Life Walking Tour in Catania
Guide Location: Italy » Catania (See other walking tours in Catania)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • La Fiera Market
  • Church of Madonna del Carmine
  • Il Sale Art Cafe
  • Cinema Tiffany
  • Villa Bellini
  • Il Piccolo Teatro di Catania
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La Fiera Market

1) La Fiera Market (must see)

La Fiera Market is one of the best places to observe locals and their way of life and experience Catanian shopping. This market is open every morning except Sunday and there are always crowds of people doing their shopping. It is a rather chaotic street market that sells local fresh food. There is also a flea market.
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Church of Madonna del Carmine

2) Church of Madonna del Carmine

Church of Madonna del Carmine is situated in a large and beautiful square. Catanians are Catholics and there are some locals praying at the statue of the Madonna in this church. On Sundays there are many people in the church. You can see offerings left by local people who received a pardon through the intercession of Our Lady of Mount Caramel. The church was built in 1729. Inside the church are works of Sicilian painters of the eighteenth century.
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Il Sale Art Cafe

3) Il Sale Art Cafe

Il Sale Art Cafe is a popular restaurant among locals. It offers very big local pizzas. Catanians go there to have good pizza, good wines and delicious desserts. There are always many people there, especially at dinner time. The interior of the restaurant is impressive too: vaulted ceilings and antique floors. Its design combines tradition and modernity.
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Cinema Tiffany

4) Cinema Tiffany

Cinema Tiffany is one of the numerous cinemas in Catania. Catanians seem to enjoy going to cinemas more than other people; you can see many locals here. There are so many cinemas in the city and so many films were shot in Sicily that there is a museum dedicated to cinematography.
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Villa Bellini

5) Villa Bellini

Villa Bellini is the most popular garden in which to go for a walk among locals. It is dedicated to the famous Italian composer born in Catania, V. Bellini. This public promenade was opened in 1883. Bellini garden is a vital center of the city, occupying an area of 70,942 sq.m. Inside, the villa is equipped with numerous architectural features such as ponds, fountains, statues and busts of many distinguished people from Catania.
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Il Piccolo Teatro di Catania

6) Il Piccolo Teatro di Catania

Il Piccolo Teatro means the little theatre and it is a place where locals go to enjoy cultural leisure time. There are different performances, both for adults and kids. Il Piccolo Teatro has been entertaining the citizens of Catania since 1966. It organizes other cultural events as well, such as exhibitions.

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 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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation 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
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
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