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Teatro Massimo Vincenzo Bellini

The theater was inaugurated on May 31, 1890, although the planning date dates back to the period following the earthquake of 1693. After several evaluations, it was chosen as the site to adapt the theater to Piazza Cutelli, but due to lack of funds the works were blocked in the bud and, alternatively, it was [Scopri di più]

Cattedrale di Sant’Agata

Cathedral rises in Piazza Duomo in the historic center of the city, also simply called “Duomo” by the citizens of Catania, a sacred place dedicated to the Virgin and Patroness of Catania, Sant’Agata. The current building is the work of the architect Girolamo Palazzotto, who he took care of the interiors, while Giovanni Battista Vaccarini [Scopri di più]

Castello Ursino

The castle, symbol of the city of Catania, was built between 1239 and 1250 and represented the imperial power of Emperor Frederick of Swabia in a city hostile to him. The works were carried out by the military architect Riccardo Da Lentini and the model on which was based was the military defensive similar to [Scopri di più]

Taormina

Taormina is a hill town on the eastern coast of Sicily. It is located near Mount Etna, an active volcano with paths that reach the top. The city is known for the Ancient Theater of Taormina, an ancient Greek-Roman theater still in operation today. Near the theater, the cliffs that descend to the sea form [Scopri di più]

Syracuse

Syracuse is a city on the Ionian coast of Sicily. It is known for the ruins of antiquity. The central Archaeological Park of Neapolis encloses the Roman amphitheater, the Greek Theater and the Ear of Dionysius, a cave carved into the limestone in the shape of a human ear. The Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi [Scopri di più]

Palazzo Biscari

Palazzo Biscari is the most important private palace in Catania. It was built at the behest of the Paternò Castello family of the Princes of Biscari starting from the end of the seventeenth century and for most of the following century, following the catastrophic earthquake of 11 January 1693. The new palace was built on [Scopri di più]

Monastero dei Benedettini

The monastery of San Nicolò la Rena, (or Cassinese abbey of San Niccolò la Rena where rena means the red sand, dialectal term that indicates the volcanic sand present in the territory) is an ecclesiastical complex located in Piazza Dante in the historic center of Catania, consisting of an important Benedictine monastic building and a [Scopri di più]

Volcano Etna

Etna rises on the eastern coast of Sicily, within the territory of the province of Catania and is crossed by the 15th meridian east, which takes its name from it. It occupies an area of ​​1265 km², with a diameter of over 40 kilometers and a perimeter of about 135 km. Image of Etna and [Scopri di più]