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Top 10 places in Catania

Our app features the history of 51 monuments and great sites including places to discover Catania. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Catania

Visit Mazara del Vallo

Mazara del Vallo

Very ancient remains are found in Roccazzo (Upper Palaeolithic: scrapers, chisels, fake blades) and Gorghi Tondi (Mesolithic). There are also vestiges of the Neolithic (tombs in caves), the age of copper (villages, necropolis) and the Bronze Age. Towards - 1000, the Sicanes left tombs with dromos... Read more

Visit Valle dei Templi

Valle dei Templi

The city of Akragas was founded towards - 580 by Greek colonizers. It was first governed by bloodthirsty tyrants like Phalaris (570, 554), enlightened tyrants like Theron (488, 472), and then, under the impulse of the philosopher Empedocles, a native of the city, democracy Prevailed over a long... Read more

Visit Agrigento


In the 9th century, the Arabs founded Girgenti near Agrigentum, on a height. The town that is today called Agrigento has many interesting monuments. From Viale della Vittoria there is a view over the ruins of ancient Akrabas; From here, you can start a walk in the small center which allows you to... Read more

Visit Sciacca


The city was founded as the outpost of Selinunte. But it was above all under Arab domination that it developed; We can still recognize the narrow and winding streets, the dead ends, the houses with internal courtyard and patios, the structure inherited from this period in the districts Rabato and... Read more

Visit Enna


We do not know the origin of this small town which really developed under the domination of the Arabs, which fortified it and made it an important agricultural and commercial center on the road linking Palermo to Catania. The city underwent an economic, cultural and artistic renewal under the... Read more

Visit Gela


The city was founded in 689 by settlers from Rhodes and Crete, but the site was already occupied since - 5000: the Greeks drove away the Siculi who occupied the place at the time of their invasion. It took on great importance during the Greek occupation, and its inhabitants founded Agrigento;... Read more

Visit Villa Romana del Casale

Villa Romana del Casale

This villa of the IIIrd century. Which belonged to a large agricultural enterprise was inhabited until the 12th century. ; During a landslide, it was covered with a thick layer of clay, which protected the superb mosaics that were discovered in the twentieth century. These are the most beautiful... Read more

Visit Siracusa


The city is formed of its primitive nucleus, the island of Ortigia and its extension on the mainland. The center of the city is Ortigia which contains the Cathedral, Maniace Castle, palaces, churches, ancient monuments such as the Temple of Apollo, small winding streets. The extension on the... Read more

Visit Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

The most spectacular element is the Greek theater built in the 5th century. Before JC: its seats spread out over 67 levels are dug in the rock. The Cavea is divided into 9 sectors designated by the names of personalities. The whole is separated into two parts by a horizontal walk. At the top is ... Read more

Visit Ortigia


It was the part of Syracuse that was occupied first; It contains most of the important monuments of the city, the archaeological park aside. A walk along the sea or in the small streets of the interior is extremely pleasant. La Fonte Aretusa, whose name is related to mythology, a freshwater... Read more

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