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The gate is supposed to be one of the icons of city. It is a historic doorway to duomo square. The gate's material should also be Lava like Elephant statue at Duomo. Also a good point for a photo. Worth to see but tough way...More
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