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Lat: 37° 30' 24.40579" N - Long: 15° 4' 45.78883" E
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The "bastione degli infetti" is part of the sixteenth-century fortifications of Catania.
It is located on the Montevergine hill.
This part of the wall was used as a lazaretto during the plague of 1576, and in the 16th century it included, in addition to the "Torre del Vescovo", the neighboring bastion of Charles V.
In antiquity, in this place a temple of Ceres had to rise; it was described by Cicero; later this temple was dismantled, and its stones were used to build the then Cathedral of Catania, which corresponds to the current church of Sant'Agata la Vetere.
What happened in Sicily: 24 June
Today we discover...
Dionigian walls of Syracuse
The most extensive boundary walls of the classical world
Mura Dionigiane di Siracusa
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One of the most representative sites of Sambuca di Sicilia comes-back from the waters
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