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Fontana di Proserpina

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Nice fountain close to train station

I must say we only visited this attraction just because it was on on way to the train station... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Carlos_Gonzalez2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
SICILY PERFECT LOCATION, CONSIDERING THE STORY

We caught numerous buses with connections in Catania and on arrival to the bus station each time... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
KTGP
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 weeks ago
“Lifts an otherwise ordinary part of town.”
5 Jul 2018
“very pretty”
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Via VI aprile | Stazione Centrale di Catania, Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very dramatic sculpture and fountain that is in the more ordinary part of town by the station. Not sure if rape and abduction would be considered a suitable subject in this #metoo era!

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 5 July 2018

nothing more refreshing on a hot day than standing near to one of Catanias beautiful fountains beautiful in daytime and spectacular at night

Thank suechrisallen34
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This is a monumental fountain build 1907 by a sculptor and his son to décor the train station square in Catania. The fountain is inspired to ancient mith of Proserpine ,daughter of Demetra and Zeus. Kidnapped from Ade king of the obscurities and the hell....More

Thank Tonino G
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is a great sculpture, but it is not well kept. it looks very tired and needing a freshen up. It is a bit hidden and not well marketed.

Thank AlfonsoLondon
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Spectacular fountain with beautiful statues, you can feel the motion and emotion of the moment represented.

Thank FedericaMioMao
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It doesn't look like it's a fountain when you arrive. Inside there a 2 fountains of fresh water (although I'm not sure if you can drink it). It's a lovely spot and makes a good phot. A little further up there is another much less...More

Thank jo l
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I must say we only visited this attraction just because it was on on way to the train station. Still, a very nice fountain, very well worth a picture with!

Thank Carlos_Gonzalez2013
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We caught numerous buses with connections in Catania and on arrival to the bus station each time, we kept passing this fountain. We were intrigued enough, to go and have a look when we eventually spent a couple of days in Catania. Fontana di Proserpina...More

3  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 14 September 2016

What a surprise to find this wonderful sculptural work of art in Catania and in full flow; working as it must have been centuries earlier when it was installed.

1  Thank caribbeanskipper
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Badly located. Bad taste. And nothing to do around. You can definitely just pass through it by car. No need to stop at all.

Thank SASFlavio
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