Itinerario[EN] 1


Catania Culturale e Artistica [EN]

The itinerary that follows will be a parade lap starts at the house of the Benedictine religious knowledge comes to modern symbol of the synthesis between art, culture, information represented by the Cultural Center "The Chimneys." The itinerary as a first step Museums of Botany University (1) in Via Antonino Longo. The Botanical Garden dates back to 1788 and covers an area of about 16,000 sqm. Hortus Generalis are interesting collections of exotic plants, while the Hortus Siculus are several wild species Sicily. The center of the Botanical Garden is located within a neoclassical building, the Herbarium, which houses important collections of dried plants.
Walk along Via Tomaselli until Largo Paisiello, where, turn right on the Via Entrance, we visit at number 81, the Museum of Zoology (2). Returning to the Largo Paisiello along the Via Santa Maddalena Via G. Clementi arrive in Piazza Dante, home of the Benedictine Monastery (3), inside which are housed Libraries Riunite Civica and Ursino Recupero, wealth of historical culture of Sicily. Alongside the Convent Church of San Nicol˛ l'Arena, now closed to the place of worship but cultural and artistic events. Dalla Via Vittorio Emanuele Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi, home of the Museo Civico Bellino (4), located inside the Palazzo Gravina-Cruyllas the birthplace of the composer Vincenzo Bellini. Inside you can see Autograph manuscripts and objects that belonged to the musician. Dedicated to him also remember the Villa Bellini, Teatro Massimo Bellini and the statue in Piazza Stesicoro. Inside the Palace Grave-Cruyllas is also the museum dedicated to Emilio Greek (5).
In Via Sant'Anna instead the Casa-Museo Giovanni Verga (6), inside the building where the writer lived for several years and died in 1922. From Via Castello Ursino you arrive in Piazza Federico di Swabia, home to the Museo Civico Ursino Castle (7), where the upper floors you can admire paintings by Michele Rapisardi, Christmas etc. Attanasio. Back along Via Castello Ursino you arrive in Piazza Duomo, following the way you arrive in Piazza Etnea University houses the Museum of the study (8). Still crossing the Via Etnea until Viale XX Settembre. Past Piazza Giovanni Verga in Italy Course at number 55, we find the Museum of Paleontology (9), that within Science Building houses collections of fossils Sicilians
From Italy we put on the course that ends in Piazza Ionian Viale Galatea from here until Viale Africa the establishment of the complex of the Cultural Center "The Chimneys" (10), the initial structure of the sulfur center of refineries today includes exhibition area, an amphitheater, a gallery of modern art, the Museum Historic Sicily Landing-1943 and the Museum of Cinema. 


Itinerario[EN] 2


Catania Barocca [EN]
In the second half of the seventeenth century, the eruption occurred in 1669 and the catastrophic earthquake of 1693 which destroyed almost the entire city. The reconstruction work was carried out following the plan devised by Giuseppe Lanza, Duke of Camastra, which included "straight roads and wide," interspersed with squares within easy reach in case of an earthquake. Uzeda Thus were born the Way (via Etnea) and the Street Lanza (route Sangiuliano). The reconstruction of Catania attended Vaccarini architects such as John the Baptist, Jerome Mansion and Antonino Battaglia.
First we Dusmet Street, passing through the doorway Uzeda (1), built in honor of the Spanish viceroy Paceco de Uzeda to arrive in Piazza Duomo (2), the real triumph of the baroque. On the left you can see the Palazzo dei Chierici (3) in front of the Municipal Palace (Palace of the Elephants 4) by the host Vaccarini inside the splendid carriages of the Senate. On the right is the Cathedral (5), enclosed by a fence adorned with marble statues created in the nineteenth century, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1669 on existing Terme Achilleiane. Inside it is divided into three naves of the Norman period and are held the relics of Saint Agatha, the tombs of Bellini, Cardinal Dusmet and Constance of Aragon. At the center of the square you can admire the Fountain of the Elephant (6) (1736) by the model of the similar work on Vaccarini Bernini elephant della Minerva in Rome, the synthesis of pagan and Christian culture. Made of volcanic stone and surmounted by an Egyptian obelisk from Syene, became a symbol of the city. Looking to the left than the Palazzo dei Chierici the fountain dell'Amenano (7), known as the Water o 'linzolu, which is the background of the colorful history of the Fish Market. River Amenano is represented by a young man who supports a cornucopia slope water.
Continuing meet in Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto Fountain of the Seven Channels (8), the Gate of Charles V (9) and along Via Garibaldi arrives in Piazza Mazzini (10), surrounded by arcades where once took place on the weekly market. At the end of the street you can admire the Piazza Palestro dominated by Porta Garibaldi (11), listed as the fort, built in 1768 in lava and white limestone of Syracuse, topped by a phoenix (not an eagle) symbol of Catania repeatedly risen and blossomed from the ashes, was a gift for the marriage of Caroline of Austria and King Ferdinand IV. We exit on Via Vittorio Emanuele to Piazza del Risorgimento and Martyrs Square along which you can admire the various Baroque palaces.
Arriving at Piazza Dante, where is the religious complex of the Benedictine Monastery (12) now houses the Faculty of Arts. Note the adjacent Church of San Nicol˛ l'Arena (13), one of the largest in Sicily. Returning on Via Vittorio Emanuele find Palazzo Gravina-Cruyllas, home to the Museo Bellini and Museo Emilio Greek, accessible from St. Francis where we see the monument to Cardinal Dusmet. Going beyond the Arch of St. Benedict arrives in Via Crociferi (15) where art triumphs of baroque buildings of religious order. We find in fact: the Church of St. Benedict, the Palace Asmundo Francica-Nava, the Church of St. Francis Borgia, Jesuit College (Institute of Art), the Church of San Giuliano, continuing the Monastery of the Fathers Crociferi Villa Cerami (Faculty of Law).
Back on Way Sangiuliano on Via Etnea and Piazza Stesicoro to admire the Church of the child (16). Going to
the Dome but it comes at University Square with the same name in front of the Palace and the Palace of Sangiuliano (19). Returning to Via Vittorio Emanuele are other examples of Baroque: The Badia di Sant'Agata (20) and the building dell'Arcivescovado. In Piazza San Placido visiting the church dedicated to him (21) and the former convent with a compulsory stop at the Palais des Platamone and the terrace of the Palazzo Biscari (22).
In the final stretch of the road to remember Piazza Cutelli with boarding (23) and the Martyrs' Square (24). Finally, we skirt the arches of the Navy to return to port Uzeda (26), our starting point.


Itinerario[EN] 3


Catania Antica [EN]

Our itinerary begins in Piazza Dante, home of the Benedictine Monastery (now University) and the Church of St. Nicholas, with a perfect tribute to our early settlers, the Greeks from Chalcis, who settled in 729 BC in the uppermost part of city built the center of religious life and politics: the Acropolis.
In Piazza Dante can see the remains of one of the spa buildings (1) built in Roman times, also see the remains of the Via Rotonda ¨ Terme della Rotonda (2). The presence of such an abundant number of spa buildings is explained by the fact that the area was well served by the water dell'Amenano.
We reach the Via Vittorio Emanuele and we stop to visit the beautiful Roman Theater and the adjacent Odeon (3). The Roman theater had a capacity of over 7,000 spectators and was also home to performances on the water. Cross Piazza Duomo and walk along the Via Etnea to Piazza Stesicoro (greek poet of the sixth century BC.) Where it offers to our eyes the spectacle of the Roman Amphitheater (4) elliptical in shape and made of lava stone and marble blocks, shown in light between 1904 and 1906 even though a large part is still buried beneath the streets of centro.Continuando cross our Sant'Agata In Jail (5) the place of martyrdom and death of the saint and La Vetere Sant'Agata (6 ).
Going back to Via Etnea to Piazza Duomo: below the cathedral are the ruins of the Baths Achilleiane (8). The cathedral dedicated to Saint Agatha was placed in a position to control the port and the city walls and to this end with a 'high tower observatory function military. Note the splendid facade designed by Giovan Battista Vaccarini. Remember to Piazza Curr˛ the remains of the Baths of the address.
From Via ZappalÓ Gemini reach Piazza Frederick of Swabia where you will find the Ursino Castle (10). The Emperor Frederick II of Swabia in 1239 ordered the construction of the Castello Ursino but with the eruption of 1669 was surrounded by lava which filled the gap. To date, the castle houses the civic museum. 


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