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Made from dark lava stone and light limestone the striped effect is striking. A Phoenix on top represents the rebirth of the city after the destructive earthquake. It's a very long walk up the hill. You may not feel that it was worth it.
Historically , in this area stood the fortifications of Fortino part of Catania , destroyed by the lava eruptionof mount Etna back in 1669 .
The piazza is located at the eastern tip of Via Garibaldi. . The vacinity of the piazza looks old ,...More
Built some 250 years ago , initially designed by the famous Sycilian Baroque architect Francesco Battaglia , as a triumphal arch , to commemorate the marriage of Ferdinand I , Buildings connected to this Gate , were demolished in the thirties (20th cent.) , thus...More