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Chiosco Bellini-Villa Bellini
0.41km from Via Etnea
The Bellini garden (or Villa Bellini ) is one of the two oldest gardens and one of the four main parks in Catania . Locally it is often referred to simply as "'a Villa". The oldest nucleus of the garden dates back to the eighteenth century and belonged to Prince Ignazio Paternò Castello di Biscari. The garden was entrusted to skilled gardeners, among whom the first was Pietro Paolo Arcidiacono and later Giuseppe Squillaci.
Roman Amphitheater of Catania
0.78km from Via Etnea
The Amphitheatre of Catania is a Roman amphitheatre in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy, built in the Roman Imperial period, probably in the 2nd century AD, on the northern edge of the ancient city at the base of the Montevergine hill. Only a small section of the structure is now visible, below ground level, to the north of Piazza Stesicoro. This area is now the historic centre of the city, but was then on the outskirts of the ancient town and also occupied by the necropoleis of Catania.
0.81km from Via Etnea
The Circumetnea railway is a railway in a narrow track that connects Catania with Riposto, completing the circumnavigation of the ' Etna and Etna through several foothill towns. It is managed by the local public transport department of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport which is also in charge of the management of the Catania metro and of supplementary and suburban automobile services.
Teatro Massimo Bellini
1.23km from Via Etnea
The Teatro Massimo Bellini is the representation center of the ' work of Catania. It was inaugurated on 31 May 1890 with a performance of the composer's masterwork, Norma. It seats 1,200. The neo-baroque style façade of the theater is inspired by the Sansovinian classic of the Marciana National Library in Venice. The rest of the building, however, is detached from it in the lateral development, assuming the form of a theater.
Cathedral of Saint Agatha
1.36km from Via Etnea
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Sant'Agata is the main place of Catholic worship in Catania, the mother church of the homonymous metropolitan archdiocese and the seat of the parish of the same name. The cathedral is dedicated to the virgin and martyr Sant'Agata, patroness of the city of Catania, and is located in the historic center of the city in the south-east side of Piazza del Duomo, in the Duomo district of Catania or Terme Achilliane - Piano di San Filippo.
Piazza del Duomo
1.37km from Via Etnea
Piazza del Duomo in Catania is the main square of the city. Three roads merge into it, namely via Etnea, the historic city axis, via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and via Vittorio Emanuele II which crosses it from east to west. On the eastern side of the square stands the Duomo, dedicated to the patron saint of the city celebrated on February 5th. Three streets enter the square: the via Etnea, the historical city axis; the via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and the via Vittorio Emanuele II that crosses it from east
1.44km from Via Etnea
Palazzo Biscari is the most important private palace in Catania. It was built at the behest of the Paternò Castello family of the Biscari princes starting from the end of the seventeenth century and for most of the following century, following the catastrophic earthquake of 11 January 1693. The palace is accessed through a large portal facing via Museo Biscari, leading to the inner courtyard, which features a large double staircase. In the interior is the "Feasts Hall", in Roccoco style.
1.71km from Via Etnea
The Ursino Castle in Catania was built by Frederick II of Swabia in the XIII century. The manor had certain visibility during the Sicilian Vespers, as the seat of the parliament and, later, the residence of the Aragonese kings including Frederick III. Today it houses the Civic Museum of the Etnean city, formed mainly by the Biscari and Benedictine collections.
13.57km from Via Etnea
Etnaland is an Italian amusement park, built in Sicily, in Belpasso, near Paternò. Its total area is 280,000 square meters, of which 112,500 are occupied by the mechanical park alone, making it the largest amusement park in Southern Italy. Inside it provides various possibilities for entertainment: from the purely playful one, characterized by the AcquaPark and the ThemePark, to the educational one represented by the Prehistory Park and the botanical path.
Monastero di San Nicolò L'Arena (o La Rena)
13.94km from Via Etnea
The Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena is an ecclesiastical complex in the historic center of Catania, located in Piazza Dante, consisting of an important Benedictine monastic building and a monumental eighteenth-century church. It was founded by monks from the monastery of the same name located near Nicolosi who in the mid-sixteenth century asked the city senate for authorization to build within the walls, as they were threatened by the eruptions of Etna and the presence of brigands.
20.51km from Via Etnea
The Simeto is, in terms of basin width, the main river of Sicily, while in length it is second after the southern Hymera. Also present in ancient mythology with a very rich population of gods. The entire course of the river is included in the province of Catania, while its basin also extends into the provinces of Messina and Enna. On its way, it does not cross any important center, but it touches Bronte, Adrano, Paternò, and Ramacca . The Simeto river crosses the Plain of Catania.
Valle del Bove
20.8km from Via Etnea
The Valle del Bove is a spacious high valley on the southeast slope of the Etna volcano in Sicily. Its valley floor lies in the western part at about 1700 m slm and falls to the east to about 1400 m slm. The Valle del Bove is a complex volcanic caldera, which is believed to be the result of several large collapses and explosive eruptions over a period of several 10,000 years. One of the nice trekking destinations and also a picturesque spot too.
27.66km from Via Etnea
The Etna park is a protected natural area of the Sicilian Region established in 1987. The purpose of the Park is to protect the woodland heritage and the conservation and development of the specific floral and fauna species of the places and to regulate and coordinate the development of those tourist activities that can give usability to the places and well-being to the populations settled in the area.
31.67km from Via Etnea
Piano Provenzana is a ski resort located on the northern slope of Etna , also known as Etna Nord , at an altitude of 1,810 meters above sea level in the territory of the municipality of Linguaglossa. Unlike the ski resort located on the southern slope of Etna ( Etna Sud ), centered around the Sapienza Refuge and dominated by a landscape almost free from vegetation and dominated by lava stone. The station has slopes for skiing , cross-country skiing , ski touring and snowboarding .
41.4km from Via Etnea
The Corso Umberto I is one of the most recent historical streets of Naples. 1.3 kilometers long, it is a major artery that connects the city center to the railway station. The road starts from Piazza Giovanni Bovio and continues straight to Piazza Garibaldi, where the Napoli Centrale station is located (it was in fact called "Piazza Della Ferrovia"), passing Piazza Nicola Amore, named after the mayor who was the architect of the recovery.
41.45km from Via Etnea
Taormina is an Italian town of 10 539 inhabitants in the metropolitan city of Messina in Sicily. It is one of the most important international tourist centers in the Sicilian region, known for its natural landscape, marine beauties, and historical monuments and it was an important destination of the Grand Tour.
Piazza IX Aprile
41.47km from Via Etnea
Piazza IX Aprile is located right in the center of Corso Umberto. It is known for the breathtaking view of the azure Ionian Sea and of the Mount Etna. The most important building in the square is certainly the tower , known as the Clock. Built in the 12th century, it was destroyed several times over time, but was always rebuilt.
Necropolis of Pantalica
41.74km from Via Etnea
Rock 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 Sicilian proto-historic sites, useful for understanding the moment of transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age on the island.
Teatro Antico di Taormina
41.78km from Via Etnea
The Ancient Theater of Taormina is the second largest ancient theater in Sicily after the Greek Theater of Syracuse. It is excavated in the rock and the scene has the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna as a background . It has a maximum diameter of about 109 meters and a height of about 20 meters. The auditorium is divided into nine sectors with eight stairways that allow spectators access. Today the theater, in addition to being used as a tourist place, is mainly used for concerts amd so more.
41.8km from Via Etnea
Palazzo Corvaja is a historic building in Taormina , which faces, on one side, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II called "della Badia" and Corso Umberto and on the other, Piazza Santa Caterina and Piazza Fabio Bonasera. Currently the first floor houses the museum of popular arts and traditions while on the ground floor there is the tourist information office.
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The Via Etnea is the main street of the historic center of Catania. It winds in the south-north direction, has a straight course and is about 2.8 kilometers long. It goes from Piazza del Duomo to the Tondo Gioeni . This catastrophe almost completely devastated the city of Catania and two thirds of its inhabitants died under the rubble.