The opening hours of the Monastery with guided tours | November 2020

Following the government’s decree of November, 3, 2020. The activities of guided tours, info-point and bookshop of the Benedictine Monastery of Catania are suspended until further notice.

In November 2020, the timetable of the guided tours to visit the Benedictine Monastery will be as follows (page being updated*):

  • Sunday 1 November at 10am, 11am, 12am, 1pm.
  • Monday 2 November at 11am, 12am, 1pm | 3pm, 4pm, 5pm.
  • Tuesday 3 November at 11am and 1pm.
  • Wednesday 4 November at 11am and 1pm.
  • Thursday 5 November at 11am and 1pm.
  • Friday 6 November at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm.
  • Saturday 7 November at 10am, 11am, 12am, 1pm| 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm.
  • Sunday 8 November at 10am, 11am, 12am, 1pm.
    (page being updated)

To participate, reservations are recommended by calling 0957102767 – 3349242464 (also by sending a WhatsApp message to the mobile number).

Our staff will accompany visitors to discover the labyrinthine corridors, the majestic architecture and the gardens of the former monastery, applying all the necessary safety measures. The guided tours will take place with a number of participants that is appropriate for social distancing. It will be necessary to wear a mask during the visit. These measures will allow visitors to enjoy the tour in complete safety while preserving the pleasure of discovering one of the largest monasteries in Europe.

The guided tours to the Benedictine Monastery, now the Department of Humanities, last about 60 minutes and allow the public to take a journey through the history, from 1558 up to the present day, thanks to the restoration work by the architect Giancarlo De Carlo.

*Given the current Covid-19 epidemiological emergency and the prevention and containment measures, the timetable of the guided tours may be subject to change. This webpage will be regularly updated throughout November. Before visiting the Benedictine Monastery, please visit the website, our social media channels or contact our info-point. We apologize for any delays in replying to your requests: the anti Covid rules require longer procedures with the public. Thank you for your understanding!