Morning street food tour of Catania
Walking tours

Morning street food tour of Catania

Availability: Monday to Saturday
Duration: up to 3 hours
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
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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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 foods or seconds
  • Pick up service
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-5): free
  • Children (6-11): reduced

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
  • Street food is about snacks such as delis and fritters and might include some "challenging" specialty like offals or horse meat
  • Street food is served at modest street stalls and deli shops (no fancy restaurants)
  • The amount of food offered on this tour normally replaces a full meal for most of the travelers. However, since every traveler has his own eating capacity, we cannot guarantee that the amount of food will fill your belly as you want
  • The foodie passport is just a souvenir, not a contract with the traveler. Not all food printed on is available on a daily base
  • Please be aware that there are few chances to sit along the walk. It's mostly standing and walking
  • We have a strict ten-minute-waiting policy
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  • From Monday to Saturday at 11am
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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 activity begins.

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