Simeto - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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Things to know
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.
Attractions Near Simeto
7.43km from Simeto
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)
15.26km from Simeto
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.
20.27km from Simeto
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.
20.51km from Simeto
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.
Chiosco Bellini-Villa Bellini
20.69km from Simeto
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
20.86km from Simeto
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.
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Location of Simeto
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