One of the biggest Benedictine monasteries in Europe, the former monastery behind the church of San Nicolò l’Arena was begun in 1500, and its long-continuing construction incorporated styles of several eras. The late Baroque façade features rusticated pilasters and sculptured window decorations, and there are two lovely inner courtyards. Tour options include both cloisters, the 16th-century cellars, […]

The hottest summer in Italy! Catania is the second largest city in Sicily, after Palermo, and among the ten largest cities in Italy. The city has been devastated several times by volcanic eruptions from nearby Mount Etna, the most violent of which was in 1669 and it suffered through another severely damaging earthquake in 1693. However, it is also […]

The University of Catania is a university located in Catania, Sicily. Founded in 1434, it is the oldest university in Sicily, the 13th oldest in Italy, and the 29th oldest university in the world. With a population of over 60,000 students, it is the main university in Sicily. Departments Department Short name Director Field Agriculture, […]