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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  • Great Park! Especially in hot weather! Shady alleys, benches, sculptures, pergolas, fountain. Even floral flowerbed as hours on a hillside. Recommend all tourists visit it!
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  • Very nice green space in the middle of Catania very clean and lovely for a quiet seat and free to get in.  more »
  • Beautiful villa in the middle of the city, with attention to every detail. I recommend a nice walk to the Summit but be careful the classical ' swine '. I relaxed 5 minutes but my attention was drawn to a grown man pretending to rest while he massaged the genital parts (video I did but I don't know if I can post them) ... I advised him to go to the pharmacy if you have itching so that they could recommend a product ad hoc ... But he got up and went away. Be careful especially if you go with children. Beautiful villa in the middle of the city, curated in every detail. I recommend a nice walk up to the top but pay attention to the classic ' swine '. The relaxed 5 minutes but my attention was attracted by an adult man who pretended to rest while massaging the genitals (I did videos but I do not know if I can publish them) ... I told him to go to the pharmacy if he had itchy so that he could recommend an ad hoc product ... But he got up and left. Be especially careful if you go with the children.
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  • Gay cruising in a beautiful and romantic park. There is even a calendar MADE OUT OF FLOWERS. Not even Google Calendar has that feature. Many sculptures lack their noses though. The guy on the bike was hot.
  • Nice park packed full of people, particularly over lunch time. A bit behind the main entrance the park is more calm, but also less interesting.
  • Past the initial pleasantness of being in a park it's quite sparse once you get into it. Then there's the juxtaposition of children's playgrounds and men hanging around, possibly just cruising but perhaps waiting for inattentive tourists, making it hard to relax.
  • Very nice view of the Etna! Clean and well taken care of! I've had a relaxing visit
  • Catania 's green Spot.. good for kids . running and a walk with the dog..

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