Contacts and Info


Monastero dei Benedettini di
San Nicolò l'Arena

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


OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 9:00am TO 05:00pm / AUGUST: FROM 11:00am TO 06:00pm
The timetable of the guided tours to visit the Benedictine Monastery is the following:
  • Monday to Friday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm, one tour every hour.

To join guided tours reservations are required by calling 0957102767 or 3349242464 (also via WhatsApp) or by writing an email to It’s mandatory to use the masks during the tour.

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

Communication office

€ 8 Ordinary


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

€ 3 Student

€ 2 Under 18


  • Children up to 12 with parents
  • Teachers with their classes  (2 every 25 pupils)

Combined tickets

Benedictine Monastery in combination with the Diocesan Museum and Achillean thermal bath
Adult: € 14
Groups (20 people or more): € 9 per person
Schoolchildren: € 4,50 per student

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 Piazza Borsellino (Port, "Archi della Marina”): take bus n°503 "Linea Circolare" and get off in Piazza Dante.
From Piazza della Republica (Train Station): take bus n°902 and get off in Via Vittorio Emanuele after the Greek-Roman Theatre, walk throug Via Quartarone to Piazza Dante

By taxi
Tel: + 39 095 330966

By car or walking
Coordinates: 37.503638,15.080558
Latitude: 37°30'15.54"N
Longitude: 15°4'46.99"E