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Porta Garibaldi - Ferdinandea

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Made from dark lava stone and light limestone the striped effect is striking. A Phoenix on top... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Fareham, United Kingdom
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Attractive entrance to the city

The arch of the gate is made of black and white stones what makes it unusual. On the top there are... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Mario I
Sofia, Bulgaria
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26 Aug 2018
“Start of street.”
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Piazza Palestro | Piazza Crocifisso, 95122 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the entrance gate of a long street that ends in Duomo square. Gate made of lava but It needs some TLC to spruce it up. Unless in this part of town I would not walk to see it.

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Oh, we made the long way walk trip to visit this place. There is a small place with bars (great gellato here) and a park behind the gate.

Thank Jindrich M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A gate in the city, you will see it in the end of the long street. I don't know if there is much more special about it.

Thank jusaja
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The arch of the gate is made of black and white stones what makes it unusual. On the top there are figures of eagles.

Thank Mario I
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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

Thank saul g
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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

Thank saul g
Reviewed 23 February 2017

At the beginning (or end) of the Via Garibaldi, you can find this lovely monument, walking from the Piazza del Duomo. Nice bars, shops and restaurants nearby.

Thank Carlos_Gonzalez2013
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A little bit of the way for the main square and uphill at the end of Via Garibaldi sits this sadly neglected arch. It's bordered on one side by an ugly car park and the archway itself is in need of some TLC. Still a...More

1  Thank Drake_Sheldon
Reviewed 3 November 2016

it was ok, the view is nice. for us it was a pretty long walk and in the end we where not really sure if it was worth it. but at least we've seen some more of the city.

Thank Robert-Jan W
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