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Hotel  La Ville Catania

Sea Port of Catania

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Via Claudio Monteverdi, 15
Post code I-95131 Catania Sicily Italy
Tel. 0039 (0) 95 7465230 - Fax 0039 (0) 95 7465230 info@rhlaville.it

 
 
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Catania had its first sea port in 1438 because King Alfonso D’Aragona ordered the construction of a rigged and fortified pier for his great ships, where there was the ancient ‘Porto saraceno’. Violent sea-storms destroyed the pier many times, making it insecure. During 1400 and 1500 the people of Catania tempted to rebuild the sea port. After the terrifying sea-storm of 1601, that destroyed completely the sea port, the government gave to a Maltese group of experts the task to realize the port of Catania. The works lasted for five years, but at the end the city of Catania had a secure and protected port. The sea-storm of 1933 damaged another time the structures of the sea port. The Mussolini government, two years before the beginning of the Second World War, ordered the restoration and the enlargement of the port and it became one of the most modern ports of South Italy. Nowadays the port of Catania has a total area on land of about 270.000 sq. mt. and it consists of two docks: one facing the west ( old port ) and one facing the east ( new port ). It is above all a commercial sea port, although there are a lot of passengers travelling in cruise ships and some ferry-boats that link Catania with Genoa, Naples and Malta.

Sea port of Catania: the harbour master's offices are open to the public from Monday to Friday from 9,00 to 12,00, on Tuesday and Thursday also from 15,30 to 17,30. Tel +39 095 53113/531667/532605 fax 095 533962

 
 
Catania Hotel La Ville - Via Monteverdi, 15 - Post code I-95131 - Catania Sicily Italy
Tel. 0039 (0) 95 7465230 - Fax 0039 (0) 95 7465230 - VAT 03634070878 - info@rhlaville.it
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