THROUGH CATANIA, AMONG ROMAN AND BAROQUE ANTIQUITIES … IN SEGWAY PT!
8 participants maximum
The curious visitor can see in Catania traces of the imperial Roman age, a medieval castle and many palaces with enchanting late-baroque facades.
Roaming in Segway PT you will be able to visit the entire old town in half a day.
We will start from Piazza Alcalà (in central Catania), near Villa Pacini (entrance from Via Cardinale Dusmet, opposite Porta Uzeda) -GPS 37°30’05.2"N 15°05’15.6"E- a green area in front of the harbour, where we will learn together how to use our Segway PT. From here we will reach Piazza Duomo. This is the heart of the town where there are Catania’s symbol, an elephant in lava stone and the city hall.
Taking via Etnea we will cross Piazza Università. From here we go to Piazza Vincenzo Bellini where there is the wonderful lyrical theatre named after Vincenzo Bellini.
Going along Via Etnea, we will reach Piazza Stesicoro, where we will see the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre and the monument to Vincenzo Bellini, Catania’s swan.
Having covered another piece of Via Etnea, vibrant street with commercial activities and meeting places, we will cross the green area of the public garden, well known as “Villa Bellini”, so we will reach the high part of the town where we will admire in Piazza Dante the church San Nicola and the Benedictine’s Monastery.
After that we will penetrate into the baroque town, crossing Via Crociferi, chosen by different film makers to be the set of many movies (“Storia di una capinera – Sparrow” by Franco Zeffirelli adapted from the homonymous novel by Giovanni Verga, and “I Vicerè – The viceroys” by Roberto Faenza itself drawn from the novel by Federico De Roberto) to arrive, after passing under the arch San Benedetto, to piazza San Francesco and then to Piazza Federico di Svevia, where we will find out the castle Ursino built in the XIII century, today the only evidence still visible of the medieval town.
Finally we will go back to Villa Pacini.
- 10.00 am
- 03.00 pm
From 01 May to 31 October tour starts:
- 10.00 am
- 03.00 pm
- 06.00 pm
Participate in one of our Segway PT Tours and discover the newest and most fun way to visit a city of art and its most important tourist sites. CSTRents guarantees a high quality staff, which lives up to the high standard of service. Have fun with us utilizing the most incredible transportation means of the XXI century! Don’t miss out on discovering the most beautiful cities riding a Segway PT.
THE CSTRents TOURS SERVICES
CSTRents provides tour services in several cities with different features.
GUIDED OPEN TOURS - TOURS WITH TOUR GUIDE (MIN 4 PAX)
There could be a minimum number of participants required for this special offer (generally at least four). It’s necessary to verify case by case in each tour schedule.
FREE OPEN TOURS - TOURS WITH AUDIO GUIDE/ESCORT (MIN 4 PAX)
There could be a minimum number of participants required for this special offer (generally at least two). It’s necessary to verify case by case in each tour schedule. It takes place without a tour guide. The assistance of a CSTRents staff member is guaranteed for the duration of the whole tour, even in the case in which the audio guide is not available (please keep in mind that the “audio guide” service is considered additional but free of charge, unlike the service option of an “escort”).
EXCLUSIVE VIP TOURS - TOURS WITH TOUR GUIDE
If You choose Exclusive Vip Tours you don’t need to ensure a minimum number of participants and you can have a fast confirmation of your reservation. These tours in particular suit people who want a superior service, attended only by the guide and without other and unknown participants.
GENERAL INFORMATIONS ON SEGWAY PT TOURS
The tours start with a 30-minute orientation session: we will practice in order to make every participant comfortable and able to perfectly handle the Segway PT, and to leave conquesting the best sites in the world. CSTRents escort will be present for the entire duration of the tours in order to guarantee fun with high safety. Once confident with the Segway PT, we will begin the tour, giving you the opportunity to visit the places of highest historical, artistic and tourist interest.
Prices and admission particulars are showed in the cards concerning each Tours.
OUR TOURIST GUIDES
All of our guides are qualified professionals and have a Bachelor’s degree in relevant subjects (art, history, foreign languages). This is to guarantee you the highest quality of service. In addition, they will delight you with amusing anecdotes and little unknown secrets of the city. We will provide you also with a set of headphones in order to more comfortably follow the explanations of your guide. The tours are provided in different languages depending on your requests.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TOUR:
Segway PT rental
30 min. orientation
Tourist guide or audio guide or escort service
Set of headphones
Raincoat in case of rain
Riding Segway PT is not allowed to people younger than 16 years old (and to people who weighs less than 45 kg or more than 113 kg) and to those people whose disability doesn’t permit to step on or get off Segway easily and without help. The members of CSTRents attend directly to products here promoted and they assure success and quality of the services supplied.
Photos of this tour
Tour meeting point
Piazza Paolo Borsellino, 95121 Catania CT, Italia
-GPS 37°30’05.2"N 15°05’15.6"E-