Catania e Ciclopi
discovering the resilient city
Catania and Ciclopi
Catania, located a short distance from Taormina, is the “black city”, to be discovered under the guidance of a driver, who will lead his passengers through the countless stages of the tour.
Tour guide included
The heart of the city
Catania is a place of multifaceted beauty, which alternates with contemporary garments rich in culture and classical art, overflowing with life and youth.
The Cathedral of Sant’Agata, a jewel of Sicilian Baroque, stands out in the heart of Piazza Duomo with the security that only those who have resisted the advance of Etna possess. The Roman Theater and the Odeon are structures capable of transporting those who observe them in ancient times. And then again the contrast between via Crociferi, the emblem of the Baroque in Catania, and via Etnea, where the illuminated shop windows trace the way.
Above and below Catania
Between sea and Baroque
After crossing the heart of Catania, you go up to the church of the Badia di Sant’Agata, one of the city’s baroque architecture. Do not miss the view of the historic center from the dome.
Once you have touched the highest point of the city, you go underground to admire the Achillane baths. Built in Roman times, they exploited the wealth of water present in Catania.
Finally, we return to the fish market for a lunch in contact with the saline atmosphere which Sicily is so fond of.
The Riviera of the Cyclops
Designed by Etna
Squeezed between Aci Castello and Aci Trezza, stands the Riviera dei Ciclopi, a strip of coast designed by the lava flows of Etna. Aci Castello, with the Norman castle that challenges the volcanic rocks unperturbed, and Aci Trezza, a fishing village that has become a popular tourist destination over the years, are the last stages of the tour.
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