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Archaeological Tour

The traces of the past in Catania were erased by the superimpositions that over time transformed the area into an eighteenth-century city, however under the layer left by the 1693 earthquake there are buildings from the past, evidence of the Greek and Roman period.

One of the jems of Catania that this itinerary allows you to discover is the Greek-Roman theatre, one of the largest and most functional in Sicily which today represents the power of Catania in the history of Rome.

The itinerary continues with a stop at the civic museum of the Ursino Castle among finds of exceptional value testifying to the splendor of the city in Roman times, then with a visit to the Achilleane baths, located under the cathedral, and the baths of the rotunda

Baroque Tour

A tour among the carved stone wings, among fantastic brackets that support stages, loggias and stan, among masks, grates and railings, domes, bell towers and pinnacles…among streets and alleys, stairways, churchyards and terraces.

The palaces and churches uniform in style, decoration and materials. The black lava stone and the white limestone, makes the layout of the Piazza del Duomo very scenographic, magnificent domes decorate churches and squares: an organic project that gives a precise meaning to the definition of Catania baroque.

An itinerary that goes to discover the most beautiful churches, such as the Cathedral, the Badia di Sant’Agata and the Church of the convent of San Benedetto, without forgetting squares and magnificent World Heritage buildings, a walk on the roofs of the city to discover of perspectives that offer beautiful glimpses of the splendid baroque from the top of the domes of the Badia di S.Agata and the roof of the Tempio Mirabile of San Nicola.

Street Food tours

An intriguing tour in the “city of the elephant”, passing through the alleys and streets that run alongside the historic buildings south of Piazza Duomo. This walk leads to the discovery of the “piscaria” market characterized by authentic smells and flavours, which tell of the strong-willed temperament of the city.

From “ciciri” (chickpeas) to almonds, from dried figs to cheese, from raw fish to olives, it will be a succession of tastings of local products, without neglecting the typical arancini and fried fish; all accompanied by stories of lava flows.

Relaxing day on a lava stone beach or sandy beach

A day on the sandy coast of the Catania playa. The beach has elegant and comfortable cabins, comfortable sun loungers on the shoreline, an internal and external parking service with private shuttle bus connection, an efficient health care service, a permanent video surveillance service, a gazebo for night & day entertainment activities looked after by a qualified staff who creates opportunities to socialize and experience the structure in its entirety.

The little ones become the protagonists of events designed specifically for their age with a mini club service available all week. And for those who own a puppy, there is the possibility of using our dog beach and an always active grooming service. Even in catering, the wide offering manages to satisfy the most demanding palates. You can choose between the elegant and panoramic restaurant or the informal Self-Service restaurant characterized by a mix of Mediterranean flavors with the alternative of pizza.

Winery Visit and Tasting

Visit to the Terra Costantino winery (Etna DOC) in Viagrande (duration 1.30 – 2 hours) which includes: round trip transfer from the hotel to the winery, overview of the vineyard, of the native varieties and explanation of the production techniques; walk to the historic millstone; visit to the cellar. Explanation of Etna stratification through sections of land;
Tasting of 3 wines served with ancient grain bread cooked in a wood oven and organic EVO oil.

Gourmet option
Tasting of 4 wines served with ancient grain bread cooked in a wood oven and organic EVO oil, cold cuts, cheeses and local specialties.

Horse riding lesson on Etna

Horse riding lesson (1 hour) for beginners or experts,
at a riding school inside the Etna Park – Nicolosi area (including insurance coverage for lessons and walks)

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at Palazzo Marletta

You will be able to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the heart of Catania.
Palazzo Marletta will be the perfect base to explore the island.

Contact

Via Erasmo Merletta 7
95124 Catania CT

+39 095 6680166
+39 380 2160253
info@palazzomarletta.it

Reception Hours

07.30 am to 09.00 pm
Check-in until 11pm
upon notification to the reception

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