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How to Spend 2 Days in Catania

How to Spend 2 Days in Catania

Explore the beauty of Sicily’s eastern coast from the port city of Catania. With two days you can visit the city’s historic center, wander through traditional markets, and go sailing along the coastline. Here are our top picks for how to spend 48 hours in Catania. 

Day 1: Welcome to Catania and Cooking Classes

**Morning:**Maximize your time in Catania with an introductory tour. Join a guide for a Segway tour and cover ground quickly throughout the city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about popular landmarks including Castle Ursino and Cathedral Square (Piazza Duomo), and see the Fountain of the Elephant, Villa Bellini park, and Via Etnea, the historic center’s main shopping street. 

**Afternoon:**Learn the secrets behind Sicilian cooking with a hands-on class. Some classes begin in the fish market to source ingredients, while others get started in the kitchen. Make a variety of classic Sicilian dishes such as arancini, and eat what you prepare after the class. 

**Night:**Visit a farm outside Catania, where you can try local delicacies including cured meats and cheeses, sample several different kinds of Sicilian wine, and learn about local winemaking methods. Alternatively, check out a winery at the foot of Mount Etna for a guided tasting. 

Day 2: Sailing and Sunset at Mount Etna

**Morning:**Kick off the day with a walking tour focused on the gastronomy of Sicily. Join a food-loving guide for a stroll to taste your way through the city’s markets, bakeries, and street-food stalls, and get tips on where to eat and drink during the rest of your visit. 

**Afternoon:**This afternoon, climb aboard a boat for a scenic trip along the Sicilian coastline; virtually all tours include time for swimming and fishing. Some include the chance to learn basic sailing skills, while others are focused on scuba diving and snorkeling. 

**Night:**Spend your final evening discovering the beauty of nearby Mount Etna. Choose a sunset tour that includes a trek to see a crater and lava flows or a scenic helicopter tour that includes many different views of the volcano and nearby coastline. 

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From Catania Etna at Sunset half day tour

From Catania Etna at Sunset half day tour

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Enjoy a physical perspective of Sicily on a tour to Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Do a little trekking, check out an old crater and lava flow caves, and admire gorgeous views of the mountain and surrounding landscape at sunset. Plus, stop by a farm to taste local products like honey and wine. Hotel pickup in Catania is included.
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Catania Street Food Walking Tour
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Catania Street Food Walking Tour

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Discover the street food and snacks of Catania on a daytime walking tour around the city. Visit the main piazza, and the elegant Via dei Crociferi or Benedettini enclave, learning about Catania’s food and its place in Sicilian culture as you stroll. Sample treats at market stalls and bakeries, and then leave armed with tips for the best places to eat in town. A food 'passport' is included so you can keep track of your favorite bites along the way.
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