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Via Claudio Monteverdi, 15
Post code I-95131 Catania Sicily Italy
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Piazza Vincenzo Bellini, more simply called by the people of Catania “ Piazza Teatro Massimo” for the presence of the famous theatre, after a restoration lasted for 15 months, was given back to the city the 13th of May 2007. The works were financed with funds of the Region and they regarded the total restoration of the whole place, of via Michele Rapisardi and via Teatro Massimo. The pavements were eliminated and the level of  the place was put at the same height and it was paved with lava stone slabs. In the end were placed 46 benches and 59 flower vases. Also the “ “Fontana dei Delfini” by Vaccarini was restored; it is placed on a base of steps in white stone from Comiso. Piazza Teatro Massimo is the centre of “movida catanese” (amusements) after the sunset.

In this place there is the magnificent theatre Bellini, the temple of classical music dedicated to the memory of the great composer Vincenzo Bellini, where is carried out an intense season of operas and symphony concerts. The theatre is by Carlo Sada and it was inaugurated in 1830. The nineteenth century style is eclectic. The façade is constituted by a central and advanced body with a double order of arcades. The sculpturesque decoration is based on the triumph of music and arts. “Piazza Bellini” is certainly not an example of architectural harmony. Around the “ Fontana dei Delfini” rise buildings and constructions of different styles and periods. The “Casa del Mutilato” was planned and built in 1939 by Ercole Fiscetti. The entrance is closed within a great triumphal arch on which a Latin inscription and a crown of celebrative statues stand out. The side- walls are enlivened by the polychrome mosaics. The entrance is characterized by crossing beams, roman trophies and soldiers heads.


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