Trip in the history of this town: the Necropolis of Catania
- Published: 14-01-2015
- Category: Places to See
To North of amphitheatre, in Via Sant’Eulpio: an underground space with quadrangular recesses, used as sepulcher.
Via Etnea: huge Necropolis of Roman Age, accessible again, under the Rinascente.
First courtyard in the ex- convent, today become a barracks Lucchesi-Palli: here there are the rests of an old roman grave.
Viale Regina Margherita and Piazza Santa Maria del Gesù: necropolis used until the Hellenistic Age.
Garibaldi Hospital: a quadrangular space composed by 18 recesses.
Via Ipogeo: a small roman funerary monument composed by rectangular room, maybe with a second floor.
Viale Regina Margherita: a sepulchral building of two floors and circular form; from an opening you can entry in a small room with four recesses in the walls.
Piazza Santa Maria del Gesù: the most important funerary complex discovered in the Fifties.
The Necropolis of Catania are a path rich of charm and mystery, advised to lovers of history and culture. What are you waiting? Book now your ferry ticket for Sicily.
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