Plans for a "grand" theater in Catania (about two and a half hours from Palermo on the western side of the island), ... More
Teatro Bellini (Bellini Theater)
Plans for a "grand" theater in Catania (about two and a half hours from Palermo on the western side of the island), had been in the works since the great earthquake of 1693 that destroyed the region. The endeavor was not realized, however, until the end of the 19th century when famous architect Carlo Sada was commissioned to the project. Named after renowned, locally born opera composer Vincenzo Bellini, the theater was inaugurated in 1890 with his masterwork, Norma. The exterior of the building is a remarkable example of Sicilian Baroque style, and the interior is equally extravagant with a marble statue to the maestro himself in the grand entryway.
The 4 star Principe Hotel is an elegantly restored noble palace located on the Alessi Steps between Etnea Street and
Crociferi Street. We are in the Baroque Heart of the historical centre of Catania, a jewel of Sicilian architecture ...
This 4 star liberty style villa dating from the early 1900s and located in the heart of the city has
been completely renovated and restored to its original glory. The result is a magnificent and luxurious but intimate hotel ...
Etna Hotel is a 18th century mansion recently restored, surrounded by a cheerful countryside and immersed in a beautiful park
rich of tropical plants and fruit trees.The hotel offers a genuine and charming hospitality thanks to the Sicilian atmosphere ...
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