Day 1 - 4 May 2022
Content: Have a late breakfast to be like a real “siciliano”. Stop at Prestipino, in Piazza del Duomo one of the most famous “pasticceria” in Catania. You cannot miss the “cannolo alla ricotta” the most traditional one, or its variants: cannolo al pistacchio and cannolo al cioccolato They’re also used to eating salty breakfast and there’s a wide choice for that, we started with a “Cipollina” which is filled witch ham, mozzarella, tomato sauce and onions and a “Diavola” also filled with ham, mozzarella and tomato sauce but fried.
Content: In Piazza del Duomo you can see the Basilica Cattedrale di Sant’Agata and in the middle of the square you’ll se the Fontana dell’elefante which has at the top a “Liotru”, the elephant symbol of Catania. With 4 euros you can go on the top of “Badia di Sant’Agata” with a great view on the city. In a corner of the Square you’ll find the “Fontana dell’Amenano, called by the locals “acqua a linzolu”.
Content: Right behind the fountain you’ll find “a piscaria”, the fish market. Every morning from Monday to Saturday you can buy fresh fish caught in the very first hours of the same day. And next to it a lot of nice restaurants under a colorful sky of umbrellas.
Content: You can stop and enjoy some fresh fish with a glass of white wine.
Content: Take a short walk to Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini. You can also have lunch here with a “Pinsa” typical of Catania. Then reach the “Monastero dei Benedettini” in only 9 minutes.
Content: 13 minutes on foot and you can reach the greenest spot of Catania: “Villa Bellini” a huge park where you can take a walk or rest for a while.
Content: Right in front of Villa Bellini there’s “Pasticceria da Savia”, considered by the locals the best place to eat “Arancini”. Try out the traditional “Granita alle mandorle” too.
Day 2 - 5 May 2022
Content: Start your day eating traditional food in the Main Street of the city: “Via Etnea” called like this cause at the end of it you can see the “Etna” volcano. Here we ate “Cannolo alla ricotta” of course, a “Siciliana” and a “Bolognese”.
Content: Walk to Piazza Carlo Alberto, passing through Piazza Stesicoro (take a look at the ancient “foro romano”) to see the City Market. All kind of traditional fresh foods, clothes and a lot more are here. Ask to the sellers to taste the food, it’s free and you won’t be disappointed. Try out “pecorino al pistacchio”, “pecorino pepato”, “pomodori secchi”, “olive”, “pistacchi” and all you can fit in your stomach. Try the Seltz, a traditional beverage composed of water, lemon and salt.
Content: Walk to the known “a piscaria” and eat some fresh fish (it’s an everyday must). Here try “sarde a beccafico”.
Content: Buy a ticket for € 6.
Content: Inside the Castle you’ll find the “Musei Civici”. Ticket price: €10.
Content: Walk to “Quartiere San Berillo”. A renovated district full of colours and joy. Spend here your evening. Take an “Aperitivo” and enjoy a slow dinner relaxing in this young area.
Day 3 - 6 May 2022
Content: Our trusted Insigne Cafe cannot be missed. We took a “Cassata Siciliana”, a “Bolognese” and a “Bomba”.
Content: Take the Metro in Piazza Stesicoro and get off at “Galatea”, the second stop. You can buy the ticket for €1 right at the entrance of the Metro.
Content: Walk to “Spiaggia San Giovanni Liciuti” and enjoy the black beaches of Sicily.
Content: Back to the city center in the evening enjoy your last dinner at “Lettera 82”, one of the best of “a piscaria”. Order fish of course.
Content: Important tip Whenever you’re tired of walking you can take the electric scooter. You just need to download the app specific for the scooter. There’s mostly three of them: Lime, Helbiz and Dott.