Vittorio's Guidebook

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Vittorio's Guidebook

Neighbourhoods
Via Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the most important streets in Catania. It develops through the historic center, from the sea to Piazza dei Martiri, to the upper part of the city, in Piazza Risorgimento.
Via Vittorio Emanuele II
Via Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the most important streets in Catania. It develops through the historic center, from the sea to Piazza dei Martiri, to the upper part of the city, in Piazza Risorgimento.
Located on the coast of the Ionian Sea, the village has a long history of maritime activity. Aci Trezza is a popular spot for Italian vacationers in the summer. The patron Saint of the town is St. John the Baptist. The Festa of San Giovanni is celebrated each year during the last week of June in his honor. (30 min driving)
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Aci Trezza
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Located on the coast of the Ionian Sea, the village has a long history of maritime activity. Aci Trezza is a popular spot for Italian vacationers in the summer. The patron Saint of the town is St. John the Baptist. The Festa of San Giovanni is celebrated each year during the last week of June in his honor. (30 min driving)
Via Etnea is the main street in the historic center of Catania. It winds in the south-north direction, has a straight course and is about 2.8 kilometers long.
VIA ETNEA
450 Via Etnea
Via Etnea is the main street in the historic center of Catania. It winds in the south-north direction, has a straight course and is about 2.8 kilometers long.
Piazza Vincenzo Bellini
Aci Castello is an Italian town of 18,390 inhabitants in the metropolitan city of Catania in Sicily. Good beach with view just below Aci Castello Castle. (28 min driving)
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Aci Castello
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Aci Castello is an Italian town of 18,390 inhabitants in the metropolitan city of Catania in Sicily. Good beach with view just below Aci Castello Castle. (28 min driving)
Sightseeing
The Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena in Catania, Sicily is a former Benedictine monastery, located in Piazza Dante in the city of Catania. After the Mafra, this abbey is the second largest Benedictine monastery in Europe. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (1 min walking)
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Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena
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The Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena in Catania, Sicily is a former Benedictine monastery, located in Piazza Dante in the city of Catania. After the Mafra, this abbey is the second largest Benedictine monastery in Europe. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (1 min walking)
The Roman theater of Catania is located in Via Vittorio Emanuele II. Its current appearance dates back to the second century and was brought to light from the end of the nineteenth century. To the east it borders a minor theater, called the Odeon. (5 min walking)
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Roman Theatre of Catania
266 Via Vittorio Emanuele II
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The Roman theater of Catania is located in Via Vittorio Emanuele II. Its current appearance dates back to the second century and was brought to light from the end of the nineteenth century. To the east it borders a minor theater, called the Odeon. (5 min walking)
Castello Ursino, also known as Castello Svevo di Catania, is a castle in Catania. It was built in the 13th century as a royal castle of the Kingdom of Sicily, and is mostly known for its role in the Sicilian Vespers, when it became the seat of the Sicilian Parliament. The castle is in good condition today, and it is open to the public as a museum. (10 min walking)
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Castello Ursino
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Castello Ursino, also known as Castello Svevo di Catania, is a castle in Catania. It was built in the 13th century as a royal castle of the Kingdom of Sicily, and is mostly known for its role in the Sicilian Vespers, when it became the seat of the Sicilian Parliament. The castle is in good condition today, and it is open to the public as a museum. (10 min walking)
Catania Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Agatha, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Catania. It was the seat of the Bishops of Catania until 1859, when the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese, and since then has been the seat of the Archbishops of Catania. (10 min walking)
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Cathedral of Saint Agatha
163 Via Vittorio Emanuele II
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Catania Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Agatha, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Catania. It was the seat of the Bishops of Catania until 1859, when the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese, and since then has been the seat of the Archbishops of Catania. (10 min walking)
The Elephant Fountain is a monumental work created between 1735 and 1737 by the architect Giovanni Battista Vaccarini. It is located in the center of Catania's Piazza del Duomo. Its main element is a black basalt statue depicting an elephant, commonly called u Liotru and considered the emblem of the Sicilian city. (10 min walking)
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Fontana dell'Elefante
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The Elephant Fountain is a monumental work created between 1735 and 1737 by the architect Giovanni Battista Vaccarini. It is located in the center of Catania's Piazza del Duomo. Its main element is a black basalt statue depicting an elephant, commonly called u Liotru and considered the emblem of the Sicilian city. (10 min walking)
The Roman amphitheater of Catania, of which only a small section is visible in the western part of Piazza Stesicoro, is an imposing structure built in the Roman imperial era, probably in the second century, on the northern edge of the ancient city, close to the Montevergine hill which it housed the main nucleus of the town. The area where it stands, now part of the historic center of the city, was once used as a necropolis. It is part of the Greek-Roman archaeological park of Catania. (15 min walking)
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Roman Amphitheater of Catania
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The Roman amphitheater of Catania, of which only a small section is visible in the western part of Piazza Stesicoro, is an imposing structure built in the Roman imperial era, probably in the second century, on the northern edge of the ancient city, close to the Montevergine hill which it housed the main nucleus of the town. The area where it stands, now part of the historic center of the city, was once used as a necropolis. It is part of the Greek-Roman archaeological park of Catania. (15 min walking)
The style of the Catania theater is inspired by the French eclecticism of the second empire imposed on Paris by Charles Garnier with the Paris Opera. The façade of the Bellini Theater is full of ornaments and allegories. The theater has a 105-piece orchestra and an 84-piece choir. The tenor Beniamino Gigli proclaimed it the best theater room in the world for acoustics. (15 min walking)
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Teatro Massimo Bellini
12 Via Giuseppe Perrotta
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The style of the Catania theater is inspired by the French eclecticism of the second empire imposed on Paris by Charles Garnier with the Paris Opera. The façade of the Bellini Theater is full of ornaments and allegories. The theater has a 105-piece orchestra and an 84-piece choir. The tenor Beniamino Gigli proclaimed it the best theater room in the world for acoustics. (15 min walking)
The Giardino Bellini (also known as Villa Bellini) is the oldest urban park of Catania. (20 min walking)
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Villa Bellini
260 Via Etnea
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The Giardino Bellini (also known as Villa Bellini) is the oldest urban park of Catania. (20 min walking)
The Castello Normanno or alternatively the Castello di Aci, is a castle in Aci Castello in the Metropolitan City of Catania. The castle is situated on a rocky outcrop jutting out into the sea. Its precise date of construction is uncertain, but it was important to the development of its region during the Middle Ages. During the War of the Sicilian Vespers, it was subject to Roger of Lauria. It was besieged more than once, and was briefly controlled by the Spanish. It is currently a museum. (28 min driving)
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Castello Normanno-Svevo di Aci Castello
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The Castello Normanno or alternatively the Castello di Aci, is a castle in Aci Castello in the Metropolitan City of Catania. The castle is situated on a rocky outcrop jutting out into the sea. Its precise date of construction is uncertain, but it was important to the development of its region during the Middle Ages. During the War of the Sicilian Vespers, it was subject to Roger of Lauria. It was besieged more than once, and was briefly controlled by the Spanish. It is currently a museum. (28 min driving)
Beaches
Lido Azzurro (10 min driving)
Lido Azzurro
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Lido Azzurro (10 min driving)
Lido Le Capannine (15 min driving)
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Le Capannine
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Lido Le Capannine (15 min driving)
San Giovanni Licuti Beach (15 min driving)
Spiaggia San Giovanni Licuti Rocce
San Giovanni Licuti Beach (15 min driving)