Catania, the second largest city in Sicily, was founded by the Greeks in the late 8th Century BCE and later became a prominent Roman colony. Today the city’s historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its impressive Baroque architecture. We begin our walking tour in the Piazza del Duomo and admire the Fontana dell’Elefante (Fountain of the Elephant), the symbol of Catania, and the Cattedrale di Sant'Agata, dedicated to the patron saint of the city. We continue walking to Piazza Universita and Piazza Stesicoro with its magnificent Roman amphitheatre.
After free time for lunch, we take a short ride to the Museo dello Sbarco (Museum of the 1943 Landings of Allied troops in Sicily).