Catania

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Catania

Bellini Cathedral Fish Market Persepe Saint Agatha University

 

Fountain of the Elephant (1736) on Plazza del Duomo

 

Liotru, symbol of the city

 

view of Mt. Etna

Catania, city, southern Italy, capital of Catania Province, on the eastern coast of Sicily, at the base of Mount Etna. It is a major seaport and a commercial and manufacturing center. In the city are flour mills, sugar refineries, sulfur refineries, and asphalt and chemical factories. Catania contains numerous architectural remains of ancient times, including the ruins of Greek and Roman theaters and Roman aqueducts and baths. Also here are a cathedral (founded 11th century) and Ursino Castle (13th century.). The University of Catania (1443), the first university established in Sicily, is here.

 

Fontana dell'Amenano, at the entrance to the Fish Market

Photos of the Fish and Vegetable Market

Catania, founded as a Greek colony in the 8th century BC, was captured by the Romans in 263 BC, during the First Punic War. It was plundered by the Normans in the late 11th century. It has suffered many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and was severely damaged by bombing in World War II. Population (1997 estimate) 341,909.

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clothes for the children

 

shopper

 

street market

 

 

fruit candies

Photos of a Sicilian Persepe


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance building

 

Mussolini period building on Plazza Bellini

Photos of the Bellini Opera


 

the University

More Photos of the University


 

Piazza del Duomo
crown is protesting government cutbacks

Photos from the Cathedral

Photos concerning Saint Agatha

 

from within the government building facing Piazza del Duomo
 

marble of Eliodorus (8th century AD)

 

official coach

 

Spanish period

 

Sicilian cart


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