- 3 hours
- Porta Catania
- Palazzo Corvaja
- Piazza Duomo
- Greek Gymnasium
- Greek-Roman Theater
- Porta Messina
- 3 hours with a Ph.D. or MA level guide
- Entrance fee to Theater
The itinerary starts at Porta Messina and ends at Porta Catania, the town’s two main gates. We begin at the Greek-Roman part of town, visit the impressive theatre, with its magnificent view of the Ionian Sea and the often snow-capped Etna in the background, the remains of the Odeon, and the so-called Naumachia. There is a beautiful park founded by an eccentric Englishwoman, Mrs. Trevelyan, nearby.
Italo studied Classics at the University of Catania, and holds a specialization diploma from the University of Bari. He has extensive experience excavating in Italy as well as in Morocco and Ukraine. He has also worked extensively in Morgantina (Sicily) where, for the last decade, he has been co-supervising the excavation work carried out by the University of Virginia. Italo has also taught surveying methods and excavation techniques at various universities and institutions in Italy, Ukraine, Morocco and the USA. His main interests include Greek, Roman and medieval archaeology, as well as the history of medieval art.
Oreste, certainly destined to classics studies because of his name, graduated in Archaeology at the Palermo University, specialising then in Maritime Archaeology at the “Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri”. In 2007 he graduated with a Master in Economics and Cultural Heritage and, back in Sicily, he continued his University studies, obtaining two Masters, one in Landscape and environmental planning at the University of Palermo, and the other in Sustainable use of Cultural Heritage, local identity, territorial policies, at the University of Catania. In 2009 he founded an association which aims to promote new cultural events and tours in his hometown. His main interests include Christian archaeology, ancient religions and mythology. He is currently enrolled in a course to become sommelier.
Dina holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Linguistics from the Moscow Region State University. Since 2008 she has been living and working in Taormina from where she tirelessly explores this legendary island full of mysteries. Her main interests include linguistics, history, and architecture, and she keeps herself immersed in her passion for the past by attending courses in all things Greek and Roman, mythology in particular. Dina has published a guide book about mythological places in Sicily for Russian-speaking travelers.
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