Oasi del Fiumefreddo


Agriturismo Sicilia


In the heart of the city, in the Duomo square, there is the symbol of the town : “La Fontana dell’ Elefante” (Fountain of the Elephant), designed by the celebrated architect Vaccarini. On the south side there is the fine 1800’s Amenano Fountain, partly offset by the Chierici and Pardo palaces. On the other side is the magnificent Duomo (the Cathedral), dedicated to Sant’ Agata, Catania’s patron Saint, erected in the late 11th century and  rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake but still based on the original Norman structure. The façade stands among Vaccarini’s masterpieces, while inside the central nave are plenty of frescoes representing the Saint’s life. Several royal figures are entombed here including Frederick III of Aragon and Queen Constance, wife of Frederick IV, the funerary stele of Bellini. A richly decorated Spanish doorway leads through the reliquary and the treasury. In the sacristy, there is a large fresco depicting the city before 1669. From Duomo square, the via Etnea offers a walk among shops and bars, or one could continue on the baroque street Via Crociferi to see a variety of elegant baroque buildings and magnificent churches. In the heart of the city, the presence of the great Roman empire is felt through the Theatre built upon an earlier Greek theater, and nearby the Odeum. Close to piazza Stesicoro on Via Etnea, there are the remains of the Roman amphitheatre built in the second century A.D. and partly covered by an Etna eruption. Near the center, there is the Castle Ursino, which used to be a coastal but now it is a museum.


Oasi del Fiumefreddo
S.P 71/I, n.29, Marina di Cottone
95013 Fiumefreddo di Sicilia(CT)
Infoline: +39 391.4976759
email: info@oasidelfiumefreddo.it

Part. Iva. 03611160874

Satellite Coordinates
Latitudine 37° 47' 25'' N
Longitudine 15° 13' 41'' E

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