Sicily’s second – city of Catania

Sicily’s second – city of Catania

The city of Catania is one of the most important cities of Sicily. This beautiful town being located close to Etna has been damaged several times by earthquakes and lava flows, especially during the 17th century. The city was originally founded by a people called the Siculi and later in 729 BC it was colonized by Greeks from Naxos. In 263 AD Catania has been conquered by the Romans and in time it has become the most prosperous town of Roman Sicily. From the Middle Age onwards Catania was an ... [ read more ]