Catania the beautiful Italian city on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea, between Messina and Syracuse. It is the capital of the eponymous province, and it is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy.
Catania, over the course of time, has been destroyed several times by catastrophic earthquakes and several volcanic eruptions from the neighbouring Mount Etna volcano, the most violent of which in 1669.
Catania has had a long and eventful history, having been founded in the 8th century BC. In the 14th century and the Renaissance, Catania was one of Italy’s most important and flourishing cultural, artistic and political centres, including having witnessed the opening in 1434 of the first university in Sicily. Today, Catania is one of the main economic, touristic and educational centres in the island, being an important hub of the technological industry, thus gaining the nickname of the “European Silicon Valley”.
This album is dedicated to “W”; may the good memories never fade away.
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