Contacts and Info

Contacts

Monastero dei Benedettini di
San Nicolò l'Arena

Piazza Dante, 32 - Catania
+39 095 7102767 / +39 334 9242464
info@officineculturali.net

The timetable of the guided tours to visit the Benedictine Monastery is the following:
  • Monday to Sunday from 10am to 12pm and from 3pm to 6pm (one tour starting every hour).
    At 1pm and 4.30pm the guided tours are in English.
From 2nd October 2023:
  • Monday to Sunday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm (one tour starting every hour).
    At 1pm and 4.30pm the guided tours are in English.

Groups have limited places: take the tickets for guided tours. Plan your visit

NOTICE: The elevator is currently out of service due to temporary maintenance. In order to offer the best experience to everyone for the guided tour at the Benedictine Monastery, we kindly request to book at least 5 days before for disabled people, in this way we can guarantee the best service. Contact us by phone for more information.

For more information regarding university activities, you can contact the Department of Humanities of the University of Catania by consulting the website: http://www.disum.unict.it/it


Communication office

Guided tours prices

10 standard

€ 7,5 ICOM, Groups (20 people or more), Over 65, carer of disabled person

6  University Students

Under 19

Free Children up to 7 (with the supervision of an adult), disabled person

Combined tickets

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

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

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