Si Trova: a Catania
Lat: 37° 29' 59.11932" N - Long: 15° 4' 26.14379" E
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The Porta Garibaldi is a triumphal arch built in 1768 to commemorate the wedding of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies with Maria Carolina of Hapsburg-Lorraine.
Its name was originally Porta Ferdinandea, and has been changed to Porta Garibaldi because from here Garibaldi would have entered the town.
Catania people familiarly call this door "u futtinu", that is "the fort" because in this area there was a small fort built after the lava eruption of 1669 that hit the city on the western side, canceling the medieval defenses.
Porta Garibaldi was designed by architects Francesco Battaglia and Stefano Ittar; its characteristic is the two-color coating of black lava stone stripes alternating with white limestone stripes.
In the center there is a phoenix, mythological bird that is reborn from its ashes, as it says a latin inscription on the door: "Melior de Cinere Surgo", an excellent allegory referring to the city of Catania.
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The only beach that allows you to bathe easily on a turquoise sea
Spiaggia del Porto
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