Piazza Bellini (Bellini Square), Catania
In the center of the square is the 18th century Fountain of the Dolphins, designed by architect Giovanni Battista Vacarrini. The Massimo Bellini Theatre is the gem of the square, a neo-Baroque theater dedicated to the world famous composer, Vincenzo Bellini. The theater was designed by architects Andrea Scala and Carlo Sala.
The Massimo Bellini Theatre is an opera house. It opened in May 1890 with the world premier of the opera Norma, by Catania composer, Vincenzo Bellini. The Sicilian Baroque style of the Opera house blends well with the other buildings on the square.
During the day the square is a great place to find peace in the shade of the trees, away from the madding, crowded Cathedral Square. In the Bellini Square liveliness comes at night.
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