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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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The ancient maritime village of Ognina “il Borgo di Ognina”, that sprung from a natural inlet, has a little harbour and a Church, consecrated to the young Virgin Mary, where on September the 8th a characteristic feast takes place, involving fishermen and devotees. Today, it is a small landing port for small boats and fishermen and it is also possible to visit a little but interesting sea museum. It collects tools and fishermen’s nautical instruments. You can find tools, objects linked with sea life, model of ships, different types of

fishing net, “fusi “ used to hoist the net on the boat, various containers that were used to transport the fish captured. There are other things, such as amphoras for the wine transfers, belonging to the Greek-Roman age. The sea museum continues to collect many artefacts of sea faring culture where you can admire the traces of an ancient art. This museum is really a laboratory of popular tradition of the sea world. Besides the expositive halls dedicated to specific subjects ( sea archaeology, story of sea tools and fishing techniques) the museum also includes a library and a hall dedicated to the projection of didactic documentaries about the sea world.

Sea museum: via Porto Ulisse, n.14 tel +39 095 7127050. Viting hours: from Tuesday to Saturday from 9,00 to 13,00. Free entrance.

 
 
Catania Hotel La Ville - Via Monteverdi, 15 - Post code I-95131 - Catania Sicily Italy
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