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Itineraries

Catania was founded by a group of Greek colons in the VIII century b.c., today the city looks prominently Baroque due to the catastrophic heart quake of 1693 which almost entirely destroyed it. It took a whole century for the city to be completely rebuilt.

Where the art of Baroque shows at its finest through the exquisite palaces of the nobility, the gorgeous churches and convents. On June 26th 2002 Catania was declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO and joined the "World Heritage List".

  • Acicastello

    ~~The seaside village of Acicastello is located about 10 km from Catania. It marks the beginning of the Cyclops Riviera, known as such because,...

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  • Castello...

    ~~From Via Castello Ursino, you will arrive in Piazza Frederick of Swabia, where, in the center, you’ll find the mighty Castello Ursino. Among...

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  • Teatro...

    ~~In between via Timaeus and via Teatro Greco, you will find the Roman Theatre and the Odeon, both dating from the imperial Age (I II sec. AD). The...

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  • Acitrezza

    ~~About 2 km away from Acicastello you can admire the island Lachea and the Faraglioni of Acitrezza, picturesque islets known as "Islands of the...

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  • Piazza Duomo

    ~~The monument was built in the second century , the exact date is uncertain, but the type of architecture argues in favor of the era between the...

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  • Villa...

    From the mid -seventies began a gradual downsizing of the funds allocated for maintenance and decay was not long in coming. The rains ruined widely...

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  • Pescheria

    ~~A few steps from Piazza Duomo behind the Fountain dell'Amenano, is the fish market of Catania, one of the most 'folkloric places of the...

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