“Traditional” visit to the Benedictine Monastery

The guided tour of the Benedictine Monastery of Catania in English generally takes place at 13:00: check availability on the calendar and buy the ticket.

Tours in Italian are from Monday to Friday at 11:00, 12:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00. Saturday and Sunday every hour from 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00. Non-Italian speakers will be provided on request with a text translated into English, French and Spanish to follow the guided tour. To plan your visit in Italian with the translated text: click here

Guided tours last 75 minutes around and allow visitors to see all the most relevant areas of the monastery, today Unesco World Heritage of Val di Noto: the two cloisters, the XVI century basement today used as the Library of the Department of Humanities (Unict), the Roman Domus through a wooden contemporary platform, the hanging garden of the novices, the former kitchen and cellar of the XVIII century made by the architect Vaccarini on top of the solidified lava stone from 1669, besides the majestic monumental staircase with its magnificent stuccos.

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

For schools or groups of more than 20 people, reservations are required by calling 095 7102767 or 334 9242464, or writing a WhatsApp message to 3349242464 or an email to info@officineculturali.net.

During the traditional guided tours of the Benedictine Monastery, children will have a map specifically made for them to play with the  Monastery

Guided tours prices

€ 10 standard

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

 University Students

Under 19

Free Children up to 7 (with the supervision of an adult), carer of 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
Schoolchildren: € 4,50 per student

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),