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Discover the area of Caltagirone
and Piazza Armerina

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In this section you can learn more about the history and culture of the most important tourist attractions of Caltagirone and Piazza Armerina: you just have to discover them live in our itineraries!

Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte

The Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte (in Sicilian A Scala dâ Matrìci) is a civil work located in the municipality of Caltagirone. It was built in 1606 in order
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Casale Roman Villa

The most important of all is the site of the Villa Romana del Casale, with its 3500 square meters of mosaic floors famous all over the world, as evidence of
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Ceramics and Museum of Ceramics

Caltagirone: city of ceramicsThe name Caltagirone derives from the Arabic term Qal’at al Ghiran, whose literal translation is “Rocca dei Vasi”. The city of Caltagirone is closely linked to the
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Discover Caltagirone

Caltagirone is a city located in the province of Catania, in Sicily. Known above all for the production of ceramics and for the presence of a unique artistic and cultural
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Don Luigi Sturzo, a great figure of Caltagirone

Don Luigi Sturzo (1871-1959) was an Italian priest, politician and sociologist, founder of the Italian Popular Party and a prominent figure in the political and social history of 20th-century Italy.
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Public Garden of Caltagirone

The Public Garden of Caltagirone is one of the most evocative places in the city. Located in the upper part of the historic centre, the garden offers a breathtaking panoramic
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The cribs of Caltagirone

The tradition of the crib in Sicily has very ancient origins. In fact, the first production of characters from the Holy Family dates back to the 16th century, made by
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The Bourbon prison of Caltagirone

It was built between 1782 and 1798 by the Syracusan architect Natale Bonaiuto. The need to build this new prison building arose following the earthquake of 11 January 1693 which
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St. Julian’s Cathedral

The cathedral basilica of San Giuliano (in Sicilian in Cattitrali) is the main Catholic place of worship in Caltagirone and mother church of the homonymous diocese. In 1948 Pope Pius
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The Oriented Nature Reserve of the Bosco di Santo Pietro

The Bosco di Santo Pietro Oriented Nature Reserve is a protected area located in the province of Catania, in Sicily. The reserve covers an area of approximately 1,400 hectares and
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Piazza Armerina

Piazza Armerina (Chiazza in Sicilian) stands on a hill in the southern Erei mountains, in the central-eastern part of Sicily. It is an ancient medieval city with a valuable Baroque
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The cathedral basilica of Maria Santissima delle Vittorie

The cathedral basilica of Maria Santissima delle Vittorie of Piazza Armerina is the cathedral of the diocese of Piazza Armerina, in Sicily and is dedicated to Maria Santissima delle Vittorie.
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The Palio of the Normans

The Palio dei Normanni has been held every year in Piazza Armerina, in the heart of Sicily, on 12, 13 and 14 August, since 1952. The event has its origins
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Archaeological Museum of Aidone

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF AIDONE – MORGANTINA AND HER GODDESS Morgantina is an ancient Sicilian-Greek city, an archaeological site in the Aidone area. The city was brought to light in the
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