Catania, the City of the Etna

When walking around Catania (Sicily), the white outline of Mount Etna covered with snow and the dark color of the lava stone monuments and roads are a constant reminder of the nearby volcano.Throughout its history, the city was repeatedly destroyed by earthquakes, eruptions and wartime events. And, every time Catania managed to rise again from its ashes. However, in Catania there is not only the volcano. I found out that there’s much more to see…

Catania, Sicily.

Catania and Mt. Etna

Fontana dell'elefante, Catania

The Elephant Fountain.

U'liotru, Catania

U’liotru, the elephant of lava stone from the Roman era is the symbol of Catania.

Piazza Duomo, Catania.

Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo, Catania.

The Piazza del Duomo. Baroque, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693.

Teatro Massimo V. Bellini, Catania

Teatro Massimo, dedicated to the composer from Catania Vincenzo Bellini.

Via Crociferi, Catania

Via Crociferi. The street of baroque Catania.

Teatro Greco, Catania

A partial view of the ancient greek roman theater.

One of the most interesting and lively places in Catania is the Pescheria, the fish market.

Pescheria, Catania

Pescheria, Catania’s fishmarket.

I think that the fish of the “Pescheria” must be fresh. The port is located a hundred meters away.

Porto di Catania

The port of Catania. This is where most of the fish comes for the market.

La costa di Catania.

Catania’s shore. Etna lava reached to the sea several times.

The Etna eruptions are frequent. With a little luck you can witness this spectacle of nature when you’re in Catania. I had good luck.

Catania, eruzione dell'Etna.

Eruption of Etna. The white smoke is due to the clash between the hot lava and snow.

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5 Responses to “Catania, the City of the Etna”

  1. kasamud

    Wow! Beautiful photos!!! Thanks a lot for sharing! I would like to go to Sicily now!!!!

    Reply
  2. birdcagedesign

    Thanks for sharing, I have a trip to Sicily very soon and am very excited, especially to see those beautiful markets

    Reply

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