Morning street food tour of Catania
Activities

Morning street food tour of Catania

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the magnificent fish market with your local guide
  • Taste Catania street food
  • Enter into a hidden underground lava tunnel
  • Get your personal foodie passport
What to expect

The tour starts from the central Piazza Duomo. The route goes through the stalls of the fish market offering customers the unique opportunity to discover all its secrets. The guide selects for customers the best samples of the day to taste (e.g. octopus, anchovies, fruit, delicatessen products) telling recipes and curiosities. The walk proceeds to Villa Bellini, where the men of the neighborhoods gather daily to play cards. Not to be missed is the “arancino” with meat sauce and “cipolline” with mozzarella and shallot.

You will learn something new about food, but also about culture and history. The walking tour of Catania takes place not only on the road, but also... under the road. One of the most exciting moments is the view of the underground river Amenano, which flows along a lava tunnel. History lovers will also appreciate the passage to Piazza Federico di Svevia, where the imposing Ursino Castle stands.

To survive the sultry summer mornings, you will be offered a traditional Catania seltzer (refreshing syrup). The tour of Catania ends with “granita” and brioche or “minnuzza di Sant'Agata”. All tour participants will receive the Passaporto del Mangione (foodie passport) as a gift.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Three hour tour with licensed local guide
    • Various tastings of street food: fresh and seasonal market products (e.g. octopus, anchovies, seasonal fruit, delicatessen products), traditional food (e.g. "arancino", "cipolline"), ricotta dessert ("cassatella di sant'Agata") or "granita" with brioche
    • Drinks (1 glass of beer or wine, seltz catanese (fruit syrup)
    • Souvenir: Passaporto del Mangione (foodie passport)
    What's not included
    • Water
    • Extra food
    • Pick up service
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-11)
    • Infants (age 0-5): free of charge
    Where

    Piazza Duomo, 4, 95131 Catania CT, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Next to the ATM.

    What to remember
    • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility and standing tolerance, travelers on wheelchair, picky eaters, gluten and dairy allergic and vegans
    • We recommend you wear a sunhat, wear comfy and covered walking shoes and bring a bottle of water
    • The foodie passport is just a souvenir, not a contract with the traveler. Not all food printed on is available on a daily base
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Streaty
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the experience begins.

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