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One of the few buildings which survived after the eruption of Etna of 1669 and the earthquake of 1693. It's a medieval Castle built during the reign of Federico di Svevia. Nowadays it hosts the civic museum as well as interesting temporary art exhibitions.
Among the countless attractions of Catania it is also worth visiting the Ursino Castle, built at the behest of Federico II between 1239 and 1250. The project was created by the architect Riccardo da Lentini who conceived it as a symbol of imperial authority and power . When, in the sixteenth…
Pinacoteca, resti archeologici e mostre temporanee in un contesto particolarmente suggestivo. Pinacoteca, archaeological remains and temporary exhibitions in a particularly suggestive context.
After visiting the Castello Ursino you will have the opportunity to eat in one of the many restaurants of Sicilian cuisine that are there.
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