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Island of the Sun Catania was one of the main centers of the Sicilian Vespers revolt (1282) against the House of Anjou, an...
UNESCO World Heritage Site, representing "the final flowering of baroque art in Europe.” Catania
The University Square is dominated by the University building; the prestigious institution was commissioned in 1434, by Al...
"To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything...
The Sangiuliano’s palace was one of the nobilty palaces of the city. It was built between 1738 and 1745 at the request of ...
Palazzo Sangiuliano, sede degli uffici amministrativi
Piazza dell'Università
Palazzo Sangiuliano, sede degli uffici amministrativi
Palazzo Sangiuliano
Palazzo  dell'Università  Historical building of the University
Piazza Università  is  defined by two masterpieces by Vaccarini, the principal architect that designed Catania's magnifice...
Palazzo  dell'Università  Historical building of the University
Palazzo  dell'Università  Historical building of the University
 
Palazzo  dell'Università  Historical building of the University
 
Palazzo  dell'Università  Historical building of the University
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The University of Catania (Italian: Università degli Studi di Catania) is founded in 1434. It is the oldest university in ...
Monastero dei Benedettini,  is now the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy for the University of Catania
Monastero dei Benedettini,  is now the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy for the University of Catania
Benedictine Monastery (Monastero dei Benedettini 1558)
 
Benedictine Monastery (Monastero dei Benedettini 1558)
Istituto Tecnico  Commerciale  De Felice
Istituto Tecnico Industriale Archimede1933
Palazzo delle Scienze,  ospita la Facoltà di Economia.
Palazzo delle Scienze,  ospita la Facoltà di Economia.
Palazzo delle Scienze,  ospita la Facoltà di Economia.
Villa Cerami sede della Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
Villa Cerami - Portale del Vaccarini
Villa Cerami sede della Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
Villa Cerami sede della Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
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The University of Catania (Italian: Università degli Studi di Catania) is founded in 1434. It is the oldest university in Sicily, the 13th oldest in Italy and the 29th oldest university in the world.
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  • Thank you Johndemi, you must love Catania. Dont you feel at home, no? you have a beautiful copy of Catania in Australia: Adelaide. When in 1836, the English Colonel William Light received from his government the mission to establish a town in South Australia, overwhelmed by the beauty of the historic center of Catania when he visited Sicilia, he built the city of Adelaide, a faithful copy of Catania's downtown.
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  • the source of the elephant in Catania, which since 1239 is the official symbol of the city, is related to an ancient legend. This legend says that when Catania was for the first time inhabited, all fierce and dangerous animals were placed to flight by an elephant, to which the people of Catania call him "liotru", that is a dialectal correction of the name Elidor. He was a magician of the eighth century, which was burned alive in 778 by the bishop of Catania St. Leone II the Healer because Elidoro, having failed to become bishop of the city, disturbed sacred functions with various spells, including that one of animate the elephant of stone. Several hypotheses have been made by researchers to explain the origin of the statue of stone, which today dominates Duomo Square, in the arrangement given to her by Vaccarini in 1736. Two of these assumptions deserve a mention: first, by the historian Pietro Carrera from Militello (1571-1647), who explained it as a symbol of military victory given by the people of Catania on the Libyan. The most reliable hypothesis is, however, expressed by the Arab geographer Idrisi in the twelfth century: according to Idrisi, the elephant of Catania is a magical statue, built in Byzantine times, just to keep away the injuries of volcano Etna from Catania. This seems to be the best explanation that we can give to the friendly elephant, which the people of Catania are very close, so as to threaten a popular revolt, in 1862, when was done the proposal to transfer "u liotru" from Duomo Square to Palestro Square. .
  • Catania ( Greek : Κατάνη – Katáni ; Latin : Catăna and Catĭna ) is an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea , between Messina and Syracuse . It is the capital of the homonymous province , and with 298,957 inhabitants. (752,895 in the Metropolitan Area) it is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy. Catania is known to have a seismic history and past, having been destroyed by a catastrophic earthquake in 1169, another in 1693 , and several volcanic eruptions from the neighboring Mount Etna volcano, the most violent of which was in 1669. Catania has had a long and eventful history, having been founded in the 8th century BC. In the 14th century and the Renaissance, Catania was one of Italy's most important and flourishing cultural, artistic and political centres, including having witnessed the opening in 1434 of the first university in Sicily. Today, Catania is one of the main economic, touristic and educational centres in the island, being an important hub of the technological industry, thus gaining the nickname of the "European Silicon Valley ".
  •   Catania is well known for its baroque architecture which was declared a world Heritage site by the UNESCO. Many of the architectural attractions make Catania and its province famous. The island of the Sun, Sicily, is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is in the center of the Mediterranean Sea and was in the history always be named desired because of its strategic position and the comfortable climate. Sicily possesses a base of 26,500 km² and harbors ca. 5 million inhabitants. Catania, on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea, is the capital of the homonymous province, and with 298,957 inhabitants (752895 in the Metropolitan Area) it is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy. Tragically, the Mafia is the single socio-economic factor that distinguishes Sicily's economic base from those of other European Mediterranean regions Insula Soarelui, Sicilia , se află chiar în mijlocul bazinului Mării Mediterane, împărţind zona mediteraneană vestică de cea estică, factor important în determinarea istoriei sale. Sicilia este cea mai mare şi cea mai importantă insulă mediteraneană . Numele modern Sicilia derivă de la vechii locuitori „Siculi”. Suprafaţa este de 25.709 km² . Sicilia numără aproximativ 5,1 milioane de locuitori. Capitala este la Palermo. Catania, capitala provinciei cu acelaşi nume (circa 300.000 de locuitori), este al doilea oraş ca mărime şi al zecelea în Italia. Din păcate Mafia este singurul factor socio-economic care deosebeşte Sicilia faţă de alte regiuni europene mediteraneene.
  • The Sangiuliano’s palace is one of the nobilty palaces of the city. It was built between 1738 and 1745 at the request of Paternò Castello’s family, marquis of Sangiuliano, and the works’ organitation and the project was assigned to architect Vaccarini. Many famous people have stayed here, including the sons of Vittorio Emanuele II in 1862, Charles Louis and Maria Theresa of Austria in 1880, the monarchs Umberto, Margherita and Vittorio Emanuele in 1881, King Edward VII, Vittorio Emanuele III and Queen Elena in the early twentieth century just to name a few. In the early twentieth century, in the building cellar has housed the Macchiavelli theatre, where artists like Angelo Musco and Giovanni Grasso debuted, and in the palace the prestigious Bristol Hotel. Currently the rooms are occupied by different businesses. The facade is adorned of various colored marbles and has a central door flanked by two marble columns, presumably recovered from the Roman Theatre. At the top of the main entrance is placed a double coat with the Paternò Castello’s Family’s seal, who commissioned the palace, and Asmundo’s family’s one, another important patrician family from Catania, which intermarried each other in 1702.
  • Palazzo San G iuliano La storia di questo palazzo è legata ad un delitto che vi fu compiuto nel 1784: Orazio Paternò Castello, futuro marchese di Sangiuliano, in un raptus di gelosia uccise la giovane moglie Rosalia Petruso Grimaldi e la serva che era accorsa in suo aiuto. Da Palermo fu inviato, per fare luce sul delitto, il Marchese Agostino Cardillo, ma l'assassino con la complicità della nobiltà catanese riuscì a nascondersi presso i Benedettini nell'omonimo Monastero e di lui si persero le tracce, si racconta che sia fuggito a Malta. Le stanze in cui avvenne il delitto sono quelle all'ultimo piano del palazzo ad angolo con via Euplio Reina. Il figlio dei marchesi le fece murare anche dall'esterno ed infatti passeggiando da via etnea il popolo le additava come "i stanzi ru delittu da barunissa" e rimasero visibilmente murate fino agli anni 50, vennero riaperte soltanto quando il palazzo passò ad altri proprietari. Un'altra curiosità: la chiesa del Carmine, in piazza Carlo Alberto, è indicata come luogo della prima sepoltura di S.Agata, in quanto sede dell'edificio funerario romano. In essa vi è un'altare che contiene un simulacro in cera raffigurante S.Agata, ebbene la nobile famiglia Sangiuliano volle che il volto di questo simulacro fosse il calco della giovane baronessa ingiustamente uccisa dal loro congiunto.
  • Piazza dell'Università – It is a square room surrounded by elegant palazzi. On the right stands Palazzo Sangiuliano, one of Vaccarini’s works; on the left is the University, arranged around a lovely courtyard surrounded by a portico with loggia above. The square is illuminated at night by four fine lamps (dated 1957) by a sculptor from Catania. Further down rises the lovely concave façade of the Collegiata (Church of S. Maria della Consolazione) designed by Stefano Ittar in the 18th century. Few distant is the Palazzo San Demetrio (17th-18th century), with elegant portal and corbels. The 1700’s Church of S. Michele Arcangelo contains, past the entrance, a double marble staircase on top of which are two fine baroque stoups.
  • The University of Catania dates back to 1434 and it is the oldest university in Sicily. Its academic nicknames are: Siculorum Gymnasium and Siciliae Studium Generale. Nowadays it hosts 12 faculties and over 62,000 students, and it offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Catania hosts the Scuola Superiore, an academic institution linked to the University of Catania, aimed at the excellence in education. The Scuola Superiore di Catania offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs too. Apart from the University and the Scuola Superiore Catania is base of the prestigious Istituto Musicale Vincenzo Bellini an advanced institute of musical studies (Conservatory) and the Accademia di Belle Arti an advanced institute of artistic studies. Both institutions offer programs of university level for musical and artistic education.
  • Facing each other on the square are two buildings designed by Vaccarini - the Palazzo dell'Università to the west and the Palazzo Sangiuliano to the east. Piazza Università , defined by two masterpieces by Vaccarini, the principal architect that designed Catania's magnificent Baroque face: Palazzo dell'Università, with an elegant double-loggia courtyard, the university's home since 1434, the year it was established by Alfonso V of Aragon, the Magnanimous, and the magnificent Palazzo di Sangiuliano. The University Square is dominated by the University building; the prestigious institution was commissioned in 1434, by Alfonso the Magnanimous and remained for a long time, the only university in Sicily. The courtyard is surrounded by an elegant two-story portico which was designed by Vaccarini (1730). The main facade was redesigned by Mario Di Stefano after the damage caused by the earthquake of 1818.
  • Noteworthy, first of all, is the PALAZZO DELL’UNIVERSITA’, which hosts some of the Institutes of the University of Catania, (ancient “Siculorum Gymnasium”, founded in 1434 by Alfonso d’Aragona ). The front of the building, piece of work by A. Battaglia dates back to the last decade of ‘700; the courtyard, a double ordered open gallery, work, realised by Vaccarini.
  • Today, consistent with the activities taking place inside the university, you can visit a party that allows, however, to be a \\ 'idea of the grandeur and magnificence of \\' together. Entering from Piazza Dante you are immediately won since the exuberance of decorative facades and balconies. Vito Librando explains that: \\ "In 1703 was the first written contract carvings of the facades of these, just over twenty \\ years, were completed and decorated with \\ 'scartocci \\' figures, mascaroni (masks), puttini \\ ', doviziosi fruits of an imaginative repertoire without equal and example of a baroque still debtor Mannerist tradition, widespread and persistent in eastern strip of \\ Island \\ ". All \\ inside the monastery you can visit: long corridors (from which you can admire the cloisters), the great refectory and religious cells.
  • The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe, is more like a palace than a religious building, an aspect that is probably due to close links with the Benedictine monks and the Catania nobility. In the eighteenth century it was one of the most important cultural centers in the whole of Sicily, attracting many visitors who were amazed by the luxury and the pomp of the building. It is now the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy for the University of Catania. . I Padri Benedettini lo fondarono, nel XVI secolo .Il Monastero è uno dei più grandi d'Europa, secondo solo a quello di Mafra in Portogallo e vanta delle dimensioni imponenti e maestose. Il Monastero venne iniziato nel 1558 e venne inaugurato nel 1578 dal vicerè di Sicilia Giovanni Della Cedra. In seguito alla devastante eruzione dell'Etna del 1669, una parte del Monastero andò distrutta: i benedettini diedero così il via ad un'importante opera di ristutturazione e alla costruzione della monumentale Chiesa di San Nicolò, iniziata nel 1687, seguendo il progetto dell'architetto romano Giovan Battista Contini. In questa splendida cornice si è svolta la manifestazione culturale ‘Sicilia e Mediterraneo Tradizioni, Folclore e Cultura"
  • Villa Cerami è uno dei palazzi storici più prestigiosi di Catania. Fu costruita pochi anni dopo il terribile terremoto dell'11 gennaio 1693, che distrusse la Città e gran parte del Val Demone e del Val di Noto. Il luogo in cui la Villa sorgeva - lo "sperone del Penninello" - era, assieme ai vicini quartieri S. Nicola, Montevergine, Santa Marta, in posizione privilegiata dal punto di vista panoramico e storico. Da lì si dominava la Città che rinasceva. In esso emergevano i resti degli insediamenti romani; e sempre vive si conservavano le tradizioni sul martirio di S. Euplio e di Sant'Agata. Nel 1881, precisamente il 14 gennaio di quell'anno, la Villa ospitò - principe Giovanni Rosso Tornabene - re Umberto e Margherita. "In loro onore - scrive Salvatore Nicolosi - si tenne un ricevimento con ballo". Forse fu in quella occasione - sempre con l'assistenza del Sada - che il vasto ambiente della Villa, che il Vaccarini - probabilmente - aveva destinato a cappella, fu trasformato in salone per le feste (attuale Aula Magna). In occasione di quel mutamento di destinazione, fu operato (come si è appreso in seguito) nella volta di quell'ambiente un sostanziale cambiamento: l'affresco molto bello che l'adornava, l'Assunzione della Vergine - dovuto, come si ritiene, al pittore Olivio Sozzi - e che ben s'intonava con la destinazione a cappella dell'ambiente, fu coperto da una cappa di gesso che venne affrescata con la riproduzione dell' "Aurora" di Guido Reni (1575-1642), figurazione più appropriata per un luogo di festa .
  • Catania Piazza dell Università

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    2. 2. Island of the Sun Catania was one of the main centers of the Sicilian Vespers revolt (1282) against the House of Anjou, and was the seat of the incoronation of the new Aragonese king of Sicily, Peter I. In the early 15th century, Sicily was turned into a province of the larger Kingdom of Aragon and with the unification of Castile and Aragon (early 16th century) Sicily became part of the Spanish Empire. Catania was one of the vanguards of the movement for the Sicilian autonomy in the early 19th century. In 1434 King Alfonso V founded here the Siciliae Studium Generale, the oldest university in the island. Catania a fost unul dintre focarele principale ale revoltei „Vecerniile Siciliene” ( cu urmări notabile asupra ansamblului situaţiei politice a întregii creştinătăţi medievale ) împotriva Casei de Anjou şi a fost locul încoronării noului rege aragonez al Siciliei, Petru I. La începutul secolului XV Sicilia a devenit provincie a Regatului de Aragon iar la începutul secolului XVI, după unificarea Castiliei cu Aragonul, a făcut parte din Imperiul Spaniol. Catania a fost de asemenea în avangarda mişcării pentru autonomia Siciliei la începutul secolului XIX. În anul 1434 regele spaniol Alfonso V Magnanimul a fondat la Catania prima universitate din Sicilia. There is a little Italian proverb that said: " Palermo grandeza, Catania belleza." This proverb purported that Palermo have the larger City, but Catania the beauty of Sicily.
    3. 3. UNESCO World Heritage Site, representing "the final flowering of baroque art in Europe.” Catania
    4. 4. The University Square is dominated by the University building; the prestigious institution was commissioned in 1434, by Alfonso the Magnanimous and remained for a long time, the only university in Sicily. It's a beautiful square, harmonic and bright, in the part of the city reconstructed after the terrible eruption of the 1669 and the earthquake of the 1693, now one of the UNESCO sites P iaţa Universităţii este dominată de Clădirea Universităţii, prestigioasă instituţie fondată în anul 1434 de regele Alfonso V, prima universitate din Sicilia. Este o piaţă armonioasă şi impresionantă, în zona reconstruită urmare teribilei erupţii a vulcanului din anul 1669 şi a cutremurului devastator din anul 1693, aflat ă acum pe lista patrimoniului mondial UNESCO
    5. 5. "To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    6. 6. The Sangiuliano’s palace was one of the nobilty palaces of the city. It was built between 1738 and 1745 at the request of Paternò Castello’s family, marquis of Sangiuliano, and the works’ organization and the project was assigned to architect Vaccarini. Palatul Sangiuliano a fost un palat nobiliar construit de Giovanni Battista Vaccarini î n anii 1738-1745 , pentru marchizul de Sangiuliano. Palazzo Sangiuliano, sede degli uffici amministrativi
    7. 7. Palazzo Sangiuliano, sede degli uffici amministrativi
    8. 8. Piazza dell'Università
    9. 9. Palazzo Sangiuliano, sede degli uffici amministrativi
    10. 10. Palazzo Sangiuliano
    11. 11. Palazzo dell'Università Historical building of the University
    12. 12. Piazza Università is defined by two masterpieces by Vaccarini, the principal architect that designed Catania's magnificent Baroque face: the magnificent Palazzo di Sangiuliano and Palazzo dell'Università ( the University ) . The courtyard is surrounded by an elegant two-story portico which was designed by Vaccarini (1730). The main facade was redesigned by Mario Di Stefano after the damage caused by the earthquake of 1818. Pia ţa Universităţii este definită de două capodopere ale lui Giovanni Battista Vaccarini , cel mai de seamă reprezentant al barocului sicilian, Palatul Sangiuliano şi Palatul Universităţii. Faţada celui din urmă a fost refăcută însă de Mario Di Stefano după cutremurul din anul 1818. Palazzo dell'Università Historical building of the University
    13. 13. Palazzo dell'Università Historical building of the University
    14. 14. Palazzo dell'Università Historical building of the University
    15. 16. Palazzo dell'Università Historical building of the University
    16. 18. Palazzo dell'Università Historical building of the University
    17. 31. The University of Catania (Italian: Università degli Studi di Catania) is founded in 1434. It is the oldest university in Sicily, the 13th oldest in Italy and the 29th oldest university in the world. With a population of over 60,000 students, it is the main university in Sicily. Nowadays the different faculties are hosted in different buildings around town. The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe is now the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy for the University of Catania. Universitatea din Catania (Università degli Studi di Catania) a fost fondată în anul 1434 şi este cea mai veche din Sicilia, a 13a ca vechime din Italia şi a 29a din lume. Cu un număr de pste 60.000 de studenţi este cea mai importantă universitate din Sicilia. În zilele noastre facultăţile funcţionează în clădiri diferite. Cea mai frumoasă dintre ele, Mănăstirea Benedictină (una dintre cele mai mari din Europa) adăposteşte în prezent Facultatea de Litere şi Filosofie a Universităţii din Catania. Monastero dei Benedettini, che ospita le Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia e Lingue e Letterature Straniere
    18. 32. Monastero dei Benedettini, is now the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy for the University of Catania
    19. 33. Monastero dei Benedettini, is now the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy for the University of Catania
    20. 34. Benedictine Monastery (Monastero dei Benedettini 1558)
    21. 36. Benedictine Monastery (Monastero dei Benedettini 1558)
    22. 37. Istituto Tecnico Commerciale De Felice
    23. 38. Istituto Tecnico Industriale Archimede1933
    24. 39. Palazzo delle Scienze, ospita la Facoltà di Economia.
    25. 40. Palazzo delle Scienze, ospita la Facoltà di Economia.
    26. 41. Palazzo delle Scienze, ospita la Facoltà di Economia.
    27. 42. Villa Cerami sede della Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
    28. 43. Villa Cerami - Portale del Vaccarini
    29. 44. Villa Cerami sede della Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
    30. 45. Villa Cerami sede della Facoltà di Giurisprudenza
    31. 46. Sound : Amore Siciliano - Maria Elena Gullotto E siciliana - Claudio Villa Text: Internet Pictures : Sanda Foişoreanu Internet Otilia Contraş Gabriela Cristescu Copyright: All the images belong to their authors. Arangement : Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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