“Traditional” visit to the Benedictine Monastery

NOTICE: We inform you that for an institutional initiative hosted by the University of Catania, tomorrow 10 May 2024 the guided tour service will be modified. For more information 0957102767| 3349242464| info@officineculturali.net

English guided tours at the Benedictine Monastery of Catania take place at 1pm from Monday to Friday, at 1 pm and 3:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday: check availability on the calendar.

Tours in Italian are from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm. Non-Italian speakers will be provided on request with a text translated in English (or French and Spanish). 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. To request an invoice, fill in the form that can be downloaded at the following link and send it to amministrazione@officineculturali.net: click here.

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


  • If you have purchased the ticket to participate at the guided tour of the Monastery and you do not receive the email with the booking confirmation and the ticket, we ask you to contact us by telephone.

Info-Point +39 0957102767 | +39 3349242464 | info@officineculturali.net

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), disabled person

Combined tickets

Benedictine Monastery in combination with the Diocesan Museum and Achillean thermal bath
Adult: € 15

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),