8 Man-made Structures- Other to explore in Sicily
Sicily is the biggest island in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea, an amazing land rich in history and traditions, where art and culture intertwine with wonderful natural beauties. From the sea to the mountains and countryside, from the volcanos to the fishing villages, there are really many reasons why to visit Sicily. As Frederick II, King of Sicily, once said: “I don't envy God's paradise, because I'm well satisfied to live in Sicily”.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Roman amphitheater of Syracuse is one of the most representative buildings of the early Roman imperial age. It is located in the archaeological area, which includes the Greek Theater and the altar of Hieron II; its orientation differs from that of the buildings of Neapolis and the theater and probably follows that of the urban plan built in the late classical age and known from the road discovered in the area of the demetriac sanctuary in Piazza Della Vittoria in Acadiana.
The Valley of the Temples is an archaeological park in Sicily characterized by an exceptional state of conservation and a series of important Doric temples from the Hellenic period. It corresponds to the ancient Akragas, a monumental original nucleus of the city of Agrigento. Since 2000 it has been a regional archaeological park. It is considered a popular tourist destination, as well as being the symbol of the city and one of the main ones on the island.
The Villa Romana del Casale is a Roman villa Urbana built in the first quarter of the 4th century and located about 3 km outside the town of Piazza Armerina, Sicily, southern Italy. It contains the richest, largest, and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, and has been designated as one of 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy.