Contacts and Info


Monastero dei Benedettini di
San Nicolò l'Arena

Piazza Dante, 32 - Catania
+39 095 7102767 / +39 334 9242464

NOTICE: We inform that on Tuesday, 4th of October the info point and the service of guided tours Will Be suspended from 13.00. On that day there Will be guided tours exclusively at 11.00, 12.00 and 13.00 (last guided tour). Afternoon tours Will be restored with its regular schedule from the following day, 5th of October.

The timetable of the guided tours to visit the Benedictine Monastery is the following:
  • Monday to Friday from 11am to 1pm and from 3pm to 5pm, one tour starting every hour.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm, one tour starting every hour. 

To join guided tours reservations are required by calling 0957102767 or 3349242464 (also via WhatsApp) or by writing an email to Guided tours in English are usually at 1pm, we always recommend to call or contact us before to check and book.

For more information regarding university activities, you can contact the Department of Humanities of the University of Catania by consulting the website:

Communication office

€ 9 Ordinary

 6 ICOM, Groups (20 people or more), Over 65, FAI members, Touring Club Italia members, Italia Nostra members

€ 5 Student

€ 3 Under 18

Free Children up to 12 with parents

Combined tickets

Benedictine Monastery in combination with the Diocesan Museum and Achillean thermal bath
Adult: € 15
Groups (20 people or more): € 10 per person

N.B. For schools or groups (20 people or more) it is necessary to book the guided tours calling:

+39 095 7102767 or +39 334 9242464

The combined tickets, are valid one month from the date they have been issued and can be purchased in all these sites.

We advice to verify the opening hours of the sites calling:

  • +39 095 7102767 (Benedictine Monastery),
  • +39 095 281 635 (Diocesan Museum).

How to arrive

By bus: from the Airport take the Alibus and get off in Piazza Stesicoro (walk until reaching the Monastery by following the map beside). From the railway station take the bus line 431R and get off in Via Plebiscito (walk until reaching the Monastery by following the map beside). Direct bus stop next to the monastery in Piazza Dante 32 with the bus line 504M. From the parking lot "Nesima" take the bus lines 632 or 642 and get off in Via Vittorio Emanuele (walk until reaching the Monastery by following the map beside). In order to see the bus routes click here
Subway: get off in Piazza Stesicoro (walk until reaching the Monastery by following the map beside).
Taxi: Radio Taxi Catania: +39 095 8833 | New Taxi Catania: +39 348 9210175
On foot or by car: follow the routes set by the map beside. Coordinates: 37.503638,15.080558 | Latitude: 37°30'15.54"N | Longitude: 15°4'46.99"E