Category: Places

Villa Palagonia

the facade of Villa Palagonia in Bagheria

Villa Palagonia, known as the “villa of the monsters”, is an eighteenth century walled building located in Bagheria, Sicily. “Mirrored in those crystals and in the same one singolar magnificence contemplates of fracture mortal the expressed image. “ Writing at the entrance of the Villa History of Villa Palagonia It was built starting from 1715 […]

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Collegiata Basilica in Catania

Collegiata Basilica in Catania

The basilica Maria Santissima dell’Elemosina, better known as the Collegiata Basilica, is a late baroque church located along the Via Etnea, a short distance from the University building in Catania, in the Basilica Collegiata district – San Giuliano. History of Basilica The church stands on an ancient pagan temple dedicated to Proserpina. In the early […]

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The Temple of Segesta

Temple of Segesta near Trapani

The temple of Segesta is a Greek temple of the ancient city of Segesta, located in the archaeological area of Calatafimi Segesta, an Italian municipality in the province of Trapani in Sicily. “The position of the temple is amazing: at the top of a wide and long valley, at the top of an isolated hill […]

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The Beach of Mondello in Palermo

Mondello Beach in Palermo

The beach of Mondello is located in the homonymous district and tourist resort of Palermo which is part of the VIII District, enclosed by Monte Pellegrino and Monte Gallo. Detached from the city by the Parco della Favorita, it can be reached by means of the many royal tree-lined avenues or by secondary links. The […]

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Cathedral of Catania

Catania Cathedral dominating the principal square of Catania

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Sant Agata in Catania is the main place of Catholic worship in Catania, mother church of the homonymous archdiocese of the same name and seat of the homonymous parish. The cathedral is dedicated to the virgin and martyr Sant’Agata, patron saint of the city of Catania and is located in the historic center […]

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Palermo – I Quattro Canti

I Quattro Canti, or piazza Villena, or Ottagono del Sole, or Teatro del Sole, is the name of an octagonal square at the intersection of the two main roads of Palermo: the Via Maqueda and the Cassaro, today Via Vittorio Emanuele (ancient street of Phoenician origin, connecting the acropolis and the Palazzo dei Normanni to […]

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Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina (Ciazza in the local Gallo-Italic language, Chiazza in Sicilian) is an Italian town of 21 696 inhabitants of the free municipal consortium of Enna in Sicily and is the seat of a bishop with an extensive diocese. The territory of Piazza Armerina rises on a height of the southern Erei mountains, in the […]

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The Necropolis and Acropolis of Pantalica

Anatkoron by night

Pantalica, or rather the rocky necropolis of Pantalica, are a naturalistic-archaeological site in the province of Syracuse. The name of the site seems to derive from the Arabic Buntarigah, which means ‘caves’, due to the obvious presence of multiple natural and artificial caves. It is one of the most important proto-historic places in Sicily, useful […]

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Roman Villa of Casale

Roman Villa of Casale

The Roman Villa of Casale is a late antique building, popularly called a villa despite not having the characteristics of an out-of-town Roman villa but rather of an imperial urban palace, whose remains are located about four kilometers from Piazza Armerina, in Sicily. Since 1997 it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The […]

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Mozia

the island of Mozia near Trapani, Sicily

Mozia was an ancient Phoenician city, located on the island of San Pantaleo, in the Stagnone di Marsala. The island is located in front of the western coast of Sicily, between the Big Island and the mainland, and belongs to the Whitaker Foundation. Ancient age of Mozia Mozia was probably interested in the explorations of […]

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