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Porta Garibaldi - Ferdinandea

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An icon although could do with some restoration

I loved this door a perfect icon in to the city although like most of the monuments in Catania it... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
Florence U
Florence, Italy
Good photo stop

The Garibaldi arch is very nice. It is a good photo stop. Through the middle of the arch you can... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
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“lava stone”(2 reviews)
“arch”(7 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

I loved this door a perfect icon in to the city although like most of the monuments in Catania it really needs some restoration

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Florence U
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

The Garibaldi arch is very nice. It is a good photo stop. Through the middle of the arch you can get a picture of the cathedral dome

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wolf3728
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

The structure and the different colours of the materials are impresseive and the light shining through adds to it. Only spolit by the walk to itt along via garibaldi, not the prettiest.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 12 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ian_dempster
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank saul g
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