I decided to take a break for the noise and bustle of Catania's streets by spending an hour waking through, and sitting in, Giardino Bellini. It was nice enough, it is pleasant and quiet. There were a few things going on that as a tourist I assumed only happened in movies, generally old men sitting around playing cards, smoking and... 更多
Named in honour of the composer Vincenzo Bellini, born in Catania, Giardino Bellini also called Villa Bellini or simply Villa, covers an area of 70.942m². Inauguration took place in 1883, making it the oldest urban park in Catania. Enter through the grand entrance off Via Etnea, where the black and white, pebble paved steps, lead up to the Swans Fountain,... 更多
Just wondering why there was every evening that I visited there so much of different police forces? They wanted to check everyone's bags before letting them go to the park. But the park is so peaceful place in Catania. You can forget all cars, shops, restaurants... Take something to eat and drink with you and enjoy the park.
one of the nicest gardens I have ever visited! Lot of flowers and trees, there is a flower clock in the middle, where they change the date (made of flowers) every day! Must see if you are in Catania
This is a wonderful green space with well sculptured garden. It is a refreshing location in the middle of the city with many restaurants and coffee shops, great spot ofr people watching.
Beautiful garden, lots of shaded areas. Lots of nice things to look at, well worth walking through. The fountains are very lovely and in front there is a busy bus stop.
You wander for ages around the various footpaths, without ever going along the same path twice, get your early morning run completed with plenty of shade, sit and watch the fountain, the magnificent trees, study the famous Italian busts or just play on the swings!
Catania's dark basalt streets and generally drab buildings can be a bit overbearing, especially in the heat of August. So the gardens offer some welcome shaded green space. Not great, but worth a look.