Porta Garibaldi

Local namePorta Garibaldi
LocationCatania, Italy

The Porta Garibaldi, originally built as the Porta Ferdinandea or Porta Ferdinanda was a triumphal arch, built in 1768, located at the end of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, between the Piazza Palestro and Piazza Crocifisso in the quartiere Fortino of Catania, region of Sicily, Italy. It was built to celebrate the marriage of the Bourbon King Ferdinand III of Naples to the Austrian princess, Maria Carolina d'Asburgo-Lorena.

The architects of the monument were Francesco Battaglia and Stefano Ittar. The monument is made of alternating white stone from Siracusa and local dark lava blocks. At the top center of the arch is now a clock, surrounded by allegorical symbols, including an eagle and a statue recalling the black elephant u Liotru, symbol of Catania.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porta_Garibaldi,_Catania

Address 11 Piazza Crocifisso Maiorana, Catania 95122, Italy

Coordinates 37°29'58.828" N 15°4'26.036" E

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