Catania is the second biggest and most important town in Sicily. It extends between the Ionian Sea and the volcano Etna, the biggest European volcano still active today.
History and culture
Catania was built in 729 BC with the name Katane, that in the Sicilian language means grater. It was conquered
by the Romans in 263 BC, which left some architectural ruins of the Augustan period. After the Byzantine domination
there was the Arabic one and then the Norman supremacy, which brought many changes and innovations to the town,
as the building of the Cathedral and of many monasteries.
Historical buildings and monuments
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