Category: Places

The Natural Reserve of Vendicari

Natural reserve of Vendicary in Sicily

The Oriented Faunistic Nature Reserve of Vendicari is located in the province of Syracuse precisely between Noto and Marzamemi. Particularly important for the presence of marshes that serve as a resting place in the migration of birds. Planned by a law of the Sicily Region of May 1981, it was officially established in 1984, after […]

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Teatro Massimo Vincenzo Bellini

The Vincenzo Bellini maximum theater is the center of representation of the Catania opera. This theater built at the expense of the Municipality and dedicated to the immortal name of VINCENZO BELLINI was solemnly opened on the evening of November 10th MDCCCLXXXII to the people’s training and amusement and a perennial decorum of the city […]

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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

quattro canti a palermo

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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