Meet your friendly local guide in the beautiful Piazza Stesicoro and begin this exclusive tour through Sicilian delicacies and art. Cross 'la fiera' – the local name for the largest market in the city. Thanks to the subway built on the rocky terrain, you will reach the seaside of Catania: San Giovanni Li Cuti. Standing in front of a volcanic beach, you will finally enjoy the first tasting of the day: summertime breakfast tradition made from granita plus Sicilian brioche. Return back to Piazza Stesicoro, where you will enjoy a lovely walking tour to have a historical overview of the city, the alleys and the squares of the old town.
Stop to admire the Duomo Square, where you will be able to take photos of the symbol of Catania, 'liottru,' and to visit the Duomo. From here, you will head to the quaint fish market, better known as 'la pescheria,' where you will taste local cheeses, olives, and some exquisite oil. The particularity of the fish market will be its traditional way of selling food, and also to admire all the fresh fishes caught in the Mediterranean Sea.
Catania has also medieval ruins. Your next stop will be the Castello Ursino, a fortress built between 1239 and 1250 by the architect Riccardo da Lentini and wanted by Frederick II of Swabia. Here, you will enjoy a super tasting of typical Sicilian street food: arancini, small pizza, cipollina, and calzoni. (On request, there will be a possibility to taste horse meat meatballs barbecued on hot coals in the popular street Via Plebiscito.) Finally, in one of the kiosks of Catania, you will taste the typical fizzy drink made from fresh seltzer and syrups, all freshly prepared. The last stop of your walking food tour will be a visit to a volcanic cave where a small part of river Amenano flows.
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