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Catania

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Catania

Catania is located at the foot of the suggestive Mount Etna that with its eruptions gives it a particular charm. Overlooking the Ionian Sea, is a splendid city of art, an example of Sicilian Baroque and for this Unesco heritage.

Catania originates as a Sicilian settlement, and in 729 BC. by Greek Chalcidian settlers. In the 5th century BC it was occupied by the Syracusans, who baptized it Etna, it was then conquered by the Romans in 263 BC. Then the city followed the fate of Sicily, being conquered first by the Ostrogoths, then by Arabs, Normans, Swabians and Angevins.

Shocked by the terrible eruption of Etna in 1669 and the disastrous earthquake of 1693, the city was almost entirely rebuilt at the beginning of the eighteenth century, according to the baroque taste of the time that characterizes all of south-eastern Sicily

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