From dawn to dusk, how could you give up the chance of dabbling in art, history, tradition and the aromas of Catania? The ideal day is a mix of flavours, scenery and fun, that will blow you away.
7.00 AM THE FISHMONGER
This is not just any old place it is “the” fish market: the sounds, smells and colours of seafaring Sicily, where time stands still and every experience becomes a lasting memory
9.00 AM BREAKFAST FIT FOR A KING
The ritual of breakfast is not just granita and warm croissants. In Catania you start off on the right foot with irises, ravioli with ricotta, cannoli, marzipan pastries and hot black coffee
10.30 AM ‘A FERA O LUNI (MONDAY MARKET)
To really understand the spirit of Catania you must visit Piazza Carlo Alberto. A blaze of folklore with its unforgettable colours and flavours
11.30 AM BREAK CATANIA STYLE
A tamarind or a seltz with lemon and salt: quench your thirst at a typical kiosk just like the locals do.
1.00 PM LUNCH WITH BELLINI AND DELIS!
You must try the typical dish of pasta alla Norma. You shouldn’t miss out on what the local delis have on offer either: small pizzas, arancini, cartocciate, bombe, onions and an infinite variety of delicious things to eat.
3.00 PM VISIT RANDOM MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS
Wherever you are headed you will be surrounded by beauty: from Via Crociferi with its Benedictine Monastery to Castello Ursino, you will be spoilt for choice.
5.30 PM SHOPPING
Between Corso Italia and Via Etnea, or in the markets and local craftsmen’s workshops.
7.30 PM SICILIAN APERITIF
Wine or a cocktail? Snacks or happy hour? The choice is yours but we can be sure: you will be satiated and satisfied.
9.00 PM WE’RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.
An unusual taste in the heart of popular food culture: look for one of the numerous open air markets and try a sandwich with horse meatballs. You’ll never go without again!
11.00 PM NOBODY SLEEPS
The movida in Catania is incredible: at any hour of the night and every day of the week the city is always full of people ready to party.
3.00 AM CAPPUCCINO WITH WARM CROISSANT
Because before we part company we like to end the night…on a sweet note. A must for the sweet toothed: late night bars or the incredible confectionery workshops.