Giardino Bellini, Catania

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Climb the patterned cobblestone steps of the hillside Giardino Bellini, the oldest of four gardens on the way into Catania. Here you'll find ample flowerbeds, lush hedges landscaped into patterns, shaded boulevards, and benches and fountains inviting rest. It's impossible to forget the date here, thanks to the hillside clock and date display, spelled out in plants that change every day. The garden's intricate paths are a legacy of the 18th century, when popular interest in both reason and imagination led to a taste for beguiling mazes. From the very top of the hill you'll be able to see the sea and Mt. Etna rising out of the clouds. Put Giardino Bellini and other Catania attractions into our Catania trip builder website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • at the end of Via Etnea (or in principle of if you follow the road towards Cathedral square or port). Is a small oasis of greenery with beautifully crafted gardens, where the locals go strolling and relaxing. Is it worth a walk there ...
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  • A haven of greenery and freshness (nice no doubt in the summer)! the Park is very large, on several levels, with beautiful trees and a beautiful row of busts that pays tribute to celebrities.
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  • The villa Bellini is one of the most known characteristic lupghi of Catania. Is a must see for anyone visiting Catania and is a public gathering place. Of course, like all public gardens, it is also a meeting place for persons not always clean. Bathroom in poor condition and usable only in extreme cases. It would be desirable for an active and permanent surveillance service.
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  • This place is a amazing but could be so much more! You can easily spend few hours walking around and discover all that it is great about this public gardens! Not to miss!
  • In the morning you might go to Giardino Bellini, one of the city’s few green spaces. In the heart of this peaceful urban garden there is a high plateau that provides a perfect vantage point. Etna is grey and ethereal at first light, like the ghost of a mountain. Shallow slopes to either side and a dent in the crown make it look like an enormous felt fedora.
  • Large somewhat formal garden with many interesting large trees and landscaping. Slightly let down by the smaller shrubbery. Well worth walking around. Includes an enormous rubber plant tree with an ancient trunk about 5 meters wide!
  • Beautiful park, multiple levels, lots of variety of plants. They change the date in the topiary daily, really cool and a great place for photos. A little bit of peace in a very busy and hectic city.
  • Nice park to do exercise and also for calestenics since there are bars on the north side of the park. Also nice wiew towards Etna.
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