Recent Searches
Clear
Questions? (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

Villa Bellini Tours

Villa Bellini
Considered one of Italy’s most exquisite public gardens, Villa Bellini has a vast expanse of greenery laced with scenic walkways and dotted with pavilions, flower gardens, and hilltop viewpoints over Catania and Mount Etna. Located at the top of bustling Via Etnea, this public garden is a serene respite from the urban chaos and a city highlight. 

The Basics
Walking and Segway tours of Catania generally include a relaxing stroll through lush 17-acre (7-hectare) Villa Bellini, also known as Giardino Bellini, paired with a tour along Via Etnea, the city’s main thoroughfare, which runs from the gardens to Piazza Duomo, home to the city’s famous Elephant Fountain and baroque Cathedral di Sant’Agata. 

Named for illustrious Catanian composer Vincenzo Bellini, Villa Bellini opened in 1883 and is known for its rich botanical variety, pathways shaded by sprawling fig trees and towering palms, and more than 100 varieties of plants and flowers. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Villa Bellini is a popular gathering place for locals, so settle in on a bench here for some great people-watching, especially during the evening passeggiata (stroll).
  • If you’re joining a walking tour of Catania, be sure to wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a hat.
  • The park is partially accessible to wheelchair users via paved pathways on the lower level; there are staircases to the upper levels of the park.
  • The shady lawns and fountains at Villa Bellini provide a welcome break for families with kids.

How to Get There
Villa Bellini is set along Catania’s main thoroughfare, Via Etnea, in the historic city center, an easy walk from Piazza Duomo and the Catania Centrale train station. 

When to Get There
Like all Sicilian cities, Catania gets very hot in the summer months, so head to the shade of the park during the midday hours. The park is also a popular destination for locals in the evening for a relaxing stroll and chat.

Villa Bellini Highlights
In addition to the delightful landscaping, highlights of Villa Bellini include the central fountain and floral clock; the Avenue of Illustrious Men lined with busts of historical Italian figures, including a bronze statue of Giuseppe Mazzini; and the hilltop bandstand, which hosts regular concerts throughout the summer months.

Address: Via Etnea, Catania, Italy
Read More

4 Tours & Activities to Experience

Category
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Filter




Sort: Featured
Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Segway Tours

Catania Segway Tour

Glide through the historic streets of Catania on a 3-hour Segway tour. Follow a local guide through the UNESCO-listed city center, passing the Fountain of the Elephant, the bustling street of Via Etnea and the park of Villa Bellini. Pause to admire the 13th-century Castle Ursino and learn more about the city’s medieval history. Your tour will conclude back at your original departure point.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$111.75
From  
US$111.75
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Street Food Tours

Catania Street Food

During this tour, perfect for who loves Sicilian food, you will enjoy our tradition with a local guide who will explain for you all the Sicilian secrets while tasting many typical local specialities.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$65.47
From  
US$65.47
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

Panoramic Bus Hop on- Hop off

A flexible service for those who want to visit the historic center of Catania, the coast up to Acitrezza, a fishing village famous for its magnificent cliffs.Suitable for families, young people but also for the elderly,
...  More
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$16.93
From  
US$16.93
Learn More
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

NEW TO VIATOR

Eastern Sicily Tour

Day 1CataniaDay 2CataniaDay 3Taormina.Day 4SyracuseDay 5Noto and MarzamemiDay 6RagusaDay 7Departure for the airport.
...  More
  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$1,354.49
From  
US$1,354.49
Learn More
  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation


Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785