Italian provinces and municipalities - Useful information and tour guide
- 58 Italian municipalities
- Population: 1.113.303 inhabitants
- Surface: 3.553,42 sq km
- Density: 313 inhabitants per square km
It faces east on the Ionian Sea and borders to the north with the Province of Messina, to the west with the provinces of Enna and Caltanissetta and to the south with the provinces of Ragusa and Siracusa.
It is an active industrial and commercial center particularly active for the presence of a efficient port.
It was a colony calcidese already in 729 BC, in the fifth century BC belonged to the Syracusans and then was conquered by the Romans in 263 BC
From then on, the city enjoyed a period of great splendor to the imperial and Byzantine rule.
Among the various dominations it was occupied by the Spanish.
It was devastated in the 1669 by a terrible one eruption of Etna and in the 1693 from earthquake.
CataniaWhich, together with Caltagirone e Militello Val di Catania is inserted in the World Heritage List UNESCO within the Baroque site of the Val di Noto, is the city of musician Vincenzo Bellini, The writers Giovanni Verga and Luigi Capuana, And Sant'Agata, patroness and martyr, celebrated every 5 February with the grandiose Candelore procession.
And also the city of Etna, which, for the naturalistic aspects, is included in the World Heritage List UNESCO, the largest active volcano in Europe, whose mighty cone is often crowned by lapilli or, in winter, hooded by snow.
Lavica is the cliff that delimits the coast towards the north, beyond the Aci (Aci Castello, Aci Trezza, with its famous stacks, is Acireale high on the promontory of the Timpa) until Ripon.
In the south, instead, wide and sandy beaches follow each other, culminating in the Natural Oasis of the Simeto, with its vegetation of reeds, tamarisks and willows, the woods of pines and eucalyptus, the dunes punctuated by rushes and wallflowers.
In the hinterland, a list of charming villages and villages would be endless: one for all is Caltagirone, with the extraordinary stairway of Santa Maria del Monte, gardens, villas, squares, palaces and buildings famous ceramics.
Provinces where the territory is currently divided