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Discover Catania's multicultural past

1 reviewCatania, Italy

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Experience hosted by Stefano

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I will teach you basic elements in Arabic, Hebrew, Latin and Greek languages and cultures. Then we will discover together some hidden traces of Arabic and Hebrew past in Sicily:
the hidden remains of the Hebrew Ghetto in Catania; the ritual bath in Syracuse; the Aron Kadesh in Agira; hidden Arabic Palermo.
From $31
/ person
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Meet your host, Stefano

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I am a best-known scholar and one of the leading experts in cross-cultural encounters in medieval and modern Sicily. I has written books and articles about the cultural exchange in Sicily. I will show and teach the amazing traces of a glorious multicultural past, the close contact among Latin, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew cultures. I will teach you the basics of Arabic, Latin and Greek and will show texts, documents, manufacts, places, that only an expert knows in Catania, Siracusa and Palermo.
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Where you'll be

Catania's hidden Ghetto is unknown even to local people. We will walk in Catania's most ancient quarters and we will discover together the hidden Hebrew traces in the urban landscape.

1 review

Fares
November 2018
This was a wonderful tour. Stefano isn’t just a guide but a real expert and an encyclopedia in Catania’s history. He knows its streets and corners and walked me around all the important places in the city that even locals here don’t know about. You don’t have to prepare for the tour, but my advice is to read a little bit basic facts about Catania’s history before you take the tour. It can help you interact more with Stefano and ask him whatever you want. There is some walking (2-3 km) so wear comfortable shoes. I very strongly recommend this tour especially early on after you arrive to Catania. I enjoyed the tour and conversation with Stefano.
This was a wonderful tour. Stefano isn’t just a guide but a real expert and an encyclopedia in Catania’s history. He knows its streets and corners and walked me around all the impo…

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.