Fontana di Proserpina, Catania

Fontana di Proserpina, Catania

Fontana di Proserpina is a big and very beautiful fountain in Rail Station Square. The fountain was completed in 1904 and is made from concrete. It depicts a scene from Greek and Roman mythology - a man with a frowning face, horses, and mermaids ripping the beautiful Persephone, daughter of Zeus. All these statues are placed in the centre of a large tank equipped with a powerful hydraulic system. At night it looks even more impressive due to the illumination of different colours.

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Sight Name: Fontana di Proserpina
Sight Location: Catania, Italy (See walking tours in Catania)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Catania, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Catania

Create Your Own Walk in Catania

Creating your own self-guided walk in Catania is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Catania Introduction Walking Tour

Catania Introduction Walking Tour

The old Sicilian word "katane" is often translated as "harsh ground" or "sharp stones." Black lava from Mount Etna has swamped the area many times. Other disasters include earthquakes, invasions and wars.

The original village of Katane was occupied by Greek settlers in the eighth century BC. During the first Punic War, Catania became a Roman city. The Vandals...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Historical Churches Walking Tour

Historical Churches Walking Tour

Catania is a city of many churches that make its streets look so beautiful and historical. The churches in this city go back many centuries and represent the magnificent architecture of those ancient times. You will contemplate the rich decorations of gold, bronze and marble inside the impressive buildings. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most important religious sights of Catania.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles