Si Trova: a Catania
Lat: 37° 30' 14.44458" N - Long: 15° 5' 13.45796" E
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Via Etnea is the main street, living room of Catania.
Always full of life and movement, it is the beating heart of the town, with its palaces, churches and commercial activities, always with the background of the Etna volcano.
The "strata ritta" ("straight road") of Catania was born following the terrible earthquake of 1693 that razed the town, according to the new planimetric layout traced by the Duke of Camastra.
Initially named via Duca di Uzeda as a dedication to the viceroy, it was later called via Stesicorea, to finally take the current name.
Starting from Piazza Duomo, it heads north, until it reaches the Tondo Gioeni.
The numerous buildings of historical, architectural and administrative importance that overlook it were designed by eminent architects such as Giovan Battista Vaccarini, Francesco Battaglia and Stefano Ittar.
Starting from Piazza Duomo, after the Cathedral you see Palazzo degli Elefanti, seat of the town hall, and then Piazza Università, with the University building, Palazzo San Giuliano and Palazzo Gioeni; then the beautiful basilica Collegiata and Palazzo San Demetrio.
After the Minoriti church, in Piazza Stesicoro there is the church of San Biagio, the former San Marco hospital and the vestiges of the Roman amphitheater in the middle of the place, and finally the Palazzo del Toscano and Palazzo Tezzano.
Continuing on, there is the Post Office building and the main entrance to the Bellini garden.
Today via Etnea is characterized by a beautiful Etna lava stone floor and is a pedestrian area from Piazza Duomo to the Bellini garden.
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Roman villa del Casale
One of the absolute wonders of Sicily
Villa Romana del Casale
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Ddieri of Villasmundo
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