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Departure from pre-set points
 
 
The bus excursions are confirmed with minimum of 15 participants and include transportation. In the event of failure to reach the minimum number required, the excursion may be canceled with full refund of the price paid.
 
 
1943 D-Day Museum and Catania Walking Tour departing from Catania Area

 

Pick up at the pre established meeting points and transfer to the «1943D-Day Museum», located inside the exhibition complex "Le Ciminiere" in Catania. Visit of the Museum, among the most modern and complete of its kind. Here was reconstructed an overview of the neighborhoods of the historic center of Catania, with the most dramatic phases of the liberation of the city with the arrival of Allied Forces. Do not miss the "Stern Pavilion", dedicated to Phil Stern, the greatest war photographer, who later became the photographer of Marylin Monroe and J. F. Kennedy. The heirs of the Stern family donated to the Catania Museum seventy photographs of his early career as a young photoreporter following the allied troops in 1943.

The excursion continues with a walk in the Baroque heart of Catania: Stesicoro Square, along the Via Etnea, the oldest part of the city. We will admire the « Massimo Theater » dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini, the Palace of the University and the Duomo Square, made famous by the presence of the elephant, symbol of the city, and the cathedral related to the cult of Saint Agate. In February there is a popular festival in honor of Saint Agate, a celebration that is ranked third in the world for popular participation.
 
To complete the section dedicated to the Allied Landing of 1943, we will visit the Monumental Cemetery of Bicocca, where the fallen soldiers of the Commonwealth armies were buried during the liberation of Sicily.
To end this rich day, we will be welcomed in a prestigious winery for a light lunch accompanied by a wine tasting of Etna.
 
Return in the afternoon and end of our services.
 
 

Duration: 8 h
Availability: every saturday from June to September
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