Catania

  • Catania's cathedral is worth seeing, as well as the Piazza del Duomo with its Elephant fountain and the Greco-roman theatre. An exciting, and even bustling city, the first city of Sicily stretches up to the south of Etna. Built on the lava flow of the turbulent volcano, it dates back to the 8th century BC. The tourist sites lie on both sides of the Viale Vittorio Emanuele II. Moving up this vast course ...
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  • Catania is located on the eastern coast of the island, against the backdrop of Mount Etna
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  • Catania is home to many large markets, including the Pescheria fish market and the market held at the Piazza Carlo Alberto, known as the Fera 'o Luni
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  • The monument erected in memory of Vincenzo Bellini on the Piazza Stesicoro in Catania, the Norma composer's home town
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  • The former Benedictine convent complex, which now houses the Faculty of Arts, Philosophy and Foreign Languages and Literature
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  • Catania Cathedral is dedicated to St. Agatha, a saint, virgin and martyr and patron saint of the city of Catania.
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  • Catania boasts a large number of monumental fountains, such as the Piazza Duomo's Fontana dell'Amenano, pictured here.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Italy

If you travel to Catania, its cathedral is definitely worth seeing, as well as the Piazza del Duomo with its Elephant fountain and the Greco-roman theatre. An exciting, and even bustling city, the first city of Sicily stretches up to the south of Etna. Built on the lava flow of the turbulent volcano, it dates back to the 8th century BC. The tourist sites lie on both sides of the Viale Vittorio Emanuele II. Moving up this vast course from east to west, the visitor delves into Catania's past, from the antique ruins to the Baroque churches and palaces. From there, one can go and laze about in the Bellini garden, which offers a stunning vista of the dominant entity of the region: Etna.

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