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Ranked #1 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The "Allied Landings in Sicily Museum" (Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943) is housed in one of the buildings forming... more » Owner description: The "Allied Landings in Sicily Museum" (Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943) is housed in one of the buildings forming the "Ciminiere" cultural centre. The museum narrates the events that took place in Sicily from 10 July to 8 September 1943. This period is still recent history, only seventy years have passed and many senior citizens can still recount the experience. Everything that we have forgotten is now conserved in this museum which aims to protect our most precious asset: peace. The museum is arranged on three floors covering an area of 3,000 square metres, including a temporary exhibition area. By means of reconstructed settings the museum has tried to recreate the conditions of life before, during and after the war, using simulations, projections and original exhibits. « less
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Ranked #2 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: Il Monastero di San Nicolo l'Arena di Catania (#monasterocatania), gioiello del tardo barocco siciliano e tra i complessi... more » Owner description: Il Monastero di San Nicolo l'Arena di Catania (#monasterocatania), gioiello del tardo barocco siciliano e tra i complessi benedettini piu' grandi d'Europa. L'edificio monastico, che nasce nel '500 e si sviluppa fino ai giorni nostri, e' un esempio di integrazione architettonica tra le epoche: contraddistinto da molteplici trasformazioni oggi e' patrimonio mondiale dell'Unesco. Sede del DiSUM (dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche) dell'Universita' degli Studi di Catania, custodisce al suo interno due domus romane, i chiostri e un intero piano costruito da G. B. Vaccarini sopra il banco lavico del 1669. Dal 2010 Officine Culturali, in collaborazione con l'Universita degli Studi di Catania, si occupa della valorizzazione del Monastero dei Benedettini. Il Monastero e' considerato uno dei beni culturali piu' significativi del meridione d'Italia. La missione assunta da Officine Culturali consiste nel rendere accessibile e comprensibile il Monastero nel migliore dei modi e al maggior numero di persone possibile. A tal scopo Officine Culturali ha attivato un'offerta di fruizione variegata e dinamica. Attraverso il servizio di visite guidate giornaliero e' possibile conoscere gli aspetti piu' significativi dell'ex plesso monastico. I percorsi guidati per i piu' piccoli sono arricchiti dai laboratori, dove la narrazione delle "arti e mestieri" benedettini e' svolta in maniera creativa e divertente da professionisti della didattica dell'arte, dell'architettura, delle tradizioni e delle scienze. Oltre al quotidiano svolgimento delle attivita' di promozione, valorizzazione, informazione e accoglienza, Officine Culturali e' promotrice di iniziative ed eventi culturali e di intrattenimento, finalizzati a rendere il Monastero uno spazio di integrazione e aggregazione per la collettivita'. « less
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Ranked #3 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

The Piazza Duomo is the heart of Catania with the cathedral dedicated to Santa Agata dominating the space.  In the center is the Fontana dell'Elefante surmounted by a carved lava... more »

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Ranked #4 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: In a corner of the most beautiful coastline of Catania, four platforms hovers above the rocks offering an elegant relax... more » Owner description: In a corner of the most beautiful coastline of Catania, four platforms hovers above the rocks offering an elegant relax corner. « less
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Ranked #8 of 69 attractions in Catania
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Museums
Owner description: You can buy reduced price tickets for historical site of San Benedetto Church and Contemporary Art Gallery (MACS).... more » Owner description: You can buy reduced price tickets for historical site of San Benedetto Church and Contemporary Art Gallery (MACS). Polyvalent space in which to promote the art, culture, science. Seat of the Presidium of the Book of Catania. Seat of the first Science Cafe in southern Italy, recognized by the homonymous national circuit. The Old Pharmacy Room houses a collection of apothecary vases made by the masters of Caltagirone and Sciacca, instruments and objects of the pharmaceutical tradition of nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The intimate and cozy room of Spices you can taste and buy tea, herbal teas, herbal infusions and flavorings. The hall Literary Cafe offers relaxation, study, conversation, consultation and purchase of books and journals about the history and culture of Sicily, free wifi.CULTURAL WALKS - Herborarium Museum organizes traveling talesTo discover the multiculturalism of Catania with 5 senses. An experience that will allow the visitor a total immersion in the substance of Catania, through a tale that spans itself for millennia. The thousand scents of Catania born so from the intersection of the countless stories, races, languages, cultures that have shaped the essence of biological, geographical, historical, cultural and artistic area of Catania. You can choose:- CONVIVIUM (Roman Catania)- KECHARITOMENE (Byzantine Catania)- MEDINA (Arabian Catania)- IUDICELLUS (Jewish Catania)Also for small groups (miminum four people, in italian and english language.For informations and booking, please send a mail. « less
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Ranked #11 of 69 attractions in Catania
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Inside the church, guided tours will be offered. You will know the history of the building and the reason why this place is... more » Owner description: Inside the church, guided tours will be offered. You will know the history of the building and the reason why this place is important for the worship Agatino. Among the many things you will be shown the remains of the first cathedral of Catania and the original sarcophagus where Agatha was placed after death. In addition, you will be taken to the crypt where St. Agatha underwent the trial and mart « less
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Ranked #12 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Art Galleries
Artworks, limited edition art prints, notebooks, cards, pins, shoppers, t-shirts and much more.
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Ranked #14 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Museums
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Ranked #15 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Museums
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Ranked #16 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: It’s possible to visit some amazing areas of the Benedictine cloistered Convent, the ruins of a roman domus recently found in... more » Owner description: It’s possible to visit some amazing areas of the Benedictine cloistered Convent, the ruins of a roman domus recently found in its subsoil, the Church of Saint Benedict and its entrance: the stairs of the Angels. All this represents one of the most important baroque monumental complex. The tour includes the Macs – Museum of Contemporary Art of Sicily - located in the Convent ‘s little abbey. « less
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Ranked #17 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Museums
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Ranked #19 of 69 attractions in Catania
Owner description: We organize excursions to Mount Etna , the highest active volcano in Europe. A qualified guide will take you along the... more » Owner description: We organize excursions to Mount Etna , the highest active volcano in Europe. A qualified guide will take you along the beautiful nature trails that Etna is able to offer and provide excellent knowledge on cultural, volcanological and biological aspects of Etna . Visit ancient extinct craters , lava caves , lava flows ,endemic species of Etna and the Etna's Summit Craters . « less
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Ranked #20 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Museums
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Ranked #23 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #24 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Religious Sites; Museums
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Ranked #25 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Castles; Museums
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Ranked #26 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Other ranches and farms; Landmarks
Owner description: A farm with a lot of different species of animals..You can see horses, duncheys, rabbit, cows, dogs. You can eat tipycal... more » Owner description: A farm with a lot of different species of animals..You can see horses, duncheys, rabbit, cows, dogs. You can eat tipycal sicilian food, you can sleep in confortable rooms. We organize also cooking course to entertaiment you during your sojourn. « less
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Ranked #29 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 69 attractions in Catania
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Castle bequeathed to Nelson, but lived in only by his heirs.
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