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DISCOVERING SICILY: CATANIA
Discovering Catania and its monuments - Photos by C.Coillard 
CATANIA 
Catania is an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea, between Messina and Syracuse. It is the capital of the eponymous province, and with 300.000 inhabitants (750.000 in the Metropolitan Area) it is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy. 
 
Catania is known to have a seismic history and past, having been destroyed by a catastrophic earthquake in 1169, another in 1693, and several volcanic eruptions from the neighbouring Mount Etna volcano, the most violent of which in 1669.Catania is overshadowed by the Mount Etna , the volcano that often has betrayed the trust of the local people, sending forth great flows of lava, on one occasion down into the town itself One of Sicily's most important cities for more than three millennia. Roman magnificence and Baroque splendor.  
 
Main Attractions: PIAZZA DEL DUOMO - Fontana dell’Elefante - The Duomo - Badia di S. Agata - Fontana dell’Amenano - Palazzo Biscari - Via Crociferi - Museo Belliniano - Teatro Antico - VIA ETNEA - Piazza dell'Università - Villa Bellini - The Botanical Garden - Castello Ursino - Pinacoteca  - Teatro Bellini. 
 
 
 
 
 
Catania - Piazza Duomo
 
Catania - Castello Ursino XII 
 
Catania - San Francesco Church 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catania - Castello Ursino XII  
 
 
Catania - Piazza Archimede
Enjoy the Tours of Palermo 
 
 
 
 Bed and Breakfast: 
GIORGIO'S HOUSE 
Palermo 
 
 
 
Catania - The Symbol of the City
 
Catania: Siculorum Gymnasium 
 
Catania -University
 
 
Catania Romanic Ruins 
 
 
Catania - Palazzo
 
Catania - Streets 
 
 
Catania (Cakes) - Seni di Sant'Agata (Boobs of Sant'Agata) 
 
GIORGIO'S HOUSE 
Bed and Breakfast: 
Palermo 
 
 
 
 
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