- Guided walking tour
- Street food samples
- Seasonal dessert
- 3 Drinks
- 72 hr cancellation policy
- 10% discount on more tours
- From Monday to Saturday at 11 am
- Meet us in Piazza Duomo
- Duration: 3 hrs
- Small Group: max 10
- Free Cancellation up to 72 hrs before the tour starts
- Not suitable for vegetarians
- Suitable for pescatarians
- Vegan, gluten / dairy free options not available
Find a space in your next Sicilian trip to enjoy the beautiful city of Catania. You can’t come to Sicily and skip the picturesque fish market of Catania, you just can’t! Take a walk with a Catanese friend around the market and enjoy the best local street food at places hung out by real Sicilians. Your Catanese friend is…us, and this memorable experience is called Catania street food and fish market tour.
What you’ll do
During our street food and fish market tour of Catania, we will show you our favorite spots and offer you the best daily selection of fried and baked street food. The arancini are good everywhere but the arancini at Mamma Agata are unforgettable! We offer a three hour easy walk around the city center with a local laid back guide. We will make you love Catania as we do.
You will roam around the fish mongers selling the fresh catch of the day, locals bartering and locals greeting one another. Just a day in the life of the market. And you won’t be alone in this, we will be there to give you what we call the Matrix effect: you will see reality through our Sicilian eyes.
On our morning street food tour of Catania you will learn many interesting facts and curiosities about Sicilian cuisine and also about our habits and street culture.
This isn’t all! We will literally take you under Catania to see a hidden lava tunnel located downtown and totally unknown among the tourists. So you will experience Catania upside down, from the food benches of the Pescheria market to the suggestive lava belly, from the old men garden of Villa Pacini to the majestic medieval Castello Ursino. Our street food and local market tour of Catania is food, history, culture, traditions, all combined in a fun and relaxing experience. You will gain and burn calories till the very last stop, where you will be served of a delicious seasonal dessert!
What you’ll eat
The Catania food and local market tour offers you a variety of traditional delis, such as the famous Arancini with ragù and mozzarella or the legendary baked Cipollina with mozzarella and spring onion. We won’t miss the chance to share some freshly cooked fish and some seasonal product of the market. The goodbye moment is made sweet by a cup of granita or some other seasonal pastry. The food offer is adaptable to pescatarians and vegetarians. Must know: Traditional Sicilian street food is Fat, often Fried and Full of carbs. We simply offer what locals eat.
Why join this tour
EXPLORE the fish market of Pescheria led by a local food expert
STEP INSIDE a hidden lava tunnel you would hardly find on your own
TASTE the best baked cipollina downtown
MEET the locals and make new friends with other travelers!
LEARN about everyday life in Catania through your guide’s personal stories
GET the best tips to enjoy the city and avoid tourist traps
Is this the right tour for you?
✅ This tour is the perfect choice for foodie travelers who want to try new flavors, eat, drink and make new friends.
❌ This tour is not suitable for:
- Travelers with limited standing or walking capacity. Seats are not guaranteed during the tastings
- Picky eaters and travelers on a low carb diet
- Vegan, vegetarians and travelers allergic to dairy or gluten
If you are looking to eat great food,have fun and learn about the history of Catania at the same time this is the tour for you.
What a fabulous food tour. Agata was so interesting and knowledgeable and took us to places we would never have visited.
The street food was delicious and well varied. Agata was so beyond wonderful, she became a friend.
Greta knew many vendors in the market! It felt like walking around with a friend. We tried so much yummy food! What a unique experience!
A comprehensive tour, with lots of great tastes and a fun element of surprise. Our guide Sonia was friendly and knowledgeable.