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Catania: Noto, Modica and Ragusa Ibla Baroque Tour

1. Catania: Noto, Modica and Ragusa Ibla Baroque Tour

The Sicilian baroque is an icon in the area known as Val di Noto. After the devastating earthquake of 1693, these places were rebuilt with this style of decorations. Discover the rich of ghostly masks and elaborate stone carvings. First discover Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque. Walk among the wonderful buildings of the Garden of Stone and admire the elegance and sinuosity of the architectural elements. The itinerary continues towards Modica, a city of ancient origins and with an excellent culinary tradition. Taste the different varieties of Modica chocolate, famous and known throughout the world. Ragusa Ibla completes the full immersion in the Baroque with its characteristic alleys, opulent buildings and Iblei gardens.

Catania: Ursino Castle and Bellini Theater Private Tour

2. Catania: Ursino Castle and Bellini Theater Private Tour

Discover the beautiful architecture and ancient history on this guided tour of Catania. Visit the Ursino Castle and the stunning Cathedral of Sant'Agata. Commence your guided tour of Catania from the iconic Ursino castle. Admire the grounds of this architecturally unique structure and learn about its role in Sicilian history.  Stroll to the Via Auteri, which is in front of the ruins of the Roman baths, and you will then reach the fish and food markets of Catania, often considered to be the city's beating heart.  Pass by the fish market and head to the del Duomo. Here, you can discover its numerous Baroque buildings and the Elephant Fountain.  Next, visit the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, built-in 1090. Marvel at the tomb of the famous composer Vincenzo Bellini. Continue to the famous Bellini Theater. After taking photos, you will pass the Roman Theater and continue along Via Vittorio Emanuele, where the tour will end at the Benedictine monastery and the church of San Nicolò.

Catania: Private Tour with Arancino Tasting

3. Catania: Private Tour with Arancino Tasting

Join this guided tour and see Sicily's hidden gems. Discover the rich history of the picturesque town, Catania. Visit the Ursino Castle, the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, and the most famous theatre in Italy. Start your tour from the 13th-century Ursino Castle. Make sure you have your camera as you don't want to miss taking a snapshot of the superb architecture, a creative mix of Eastern and Western design. Pass by the Via Auteri, the Roman baths, and you will see Catania's fish market. Marvel at the array of sea creatures as you walk along. From the fish market, you will head to the Piazza del Duomo. Admire the Baroque buildings and the elephant fountain.  Next, you will visit the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, built-in 1090 above the Roman baths of Achille. After the earthquake of 1693, the Cathedral was completely rebuilt. Inside, see the tomb of the famous composer Vincenzo Bellini and many Aragonese kings.  Feeling hungry? No worries, enjoy some famous Sicilian arancino, a specific product in the shape of a drop and filled with rice and meat sauce, to be eaten strictly with the hands holding it from the bottom end. Continue walking to the Bellini Theater, which stages the Opera. Admire the magnificent building. Make sure you take pics as you will want to get this impressive building on your Instagram feed.  Next, stroll along to the Via Vittorio Emanuele. Finally, the tour will end at the Benedictine monastery and the Church of San Nicolò.

From Catania: Etna and Taormina Excursion

4. From Catania: Etna and Taormina Excursion

Your driver will drop you at the slopes of Etna, where you can start your excursion. You will have the possibility of going to the Silvestri Craters, volcanic cones now inactive, and surrounded by recent lava flows. Along the way you will see several local honey manufacturers. In the afternoon, your driver will take you to Taormina, a city famous for its landscape, natural beauty and unforgettable panorama over the sea. Visit the charming Greek Theatre, the ancient Duomo and Corvaja Palace. Enjoy some free time strolling down the wonderful alleys in the medieval center, taking a break in a bar to savor an amazing granita with brioche. A tour guide is not included; a suggestion may be to bring a guidebook. Remember to check the website for opening times of the location and the price of entrance ticket. Entrance fees are not included.

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The tour guide Irene and the driver Gabriele were very friendly and welcoming, the tour was very beautifully organized and comfortable. highly recommended!