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March 04, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Caltagirone derives from the Arab term ‘Qalet-Jerum’ meaning ‘Castle of the burial grounds’ since there were vast necropolis throughout the territory. An itinerary leading to the innermost part of the Island there is the small town of Caltagirone that jealously preserves important features of its own historic, artistic and folk traditions. Caltagirone is rich in Baroque monuments but most famous worldwide for its local production of ceramics that dates back to the Arab and Norman dominations. The Teatrino (the Ceramic Museum) enables the visitor to live the history of Ceramic production and evolution. Ceramic sculptures figures and fountains can also be seen in the Villa Comunale (public garden), designed by the architect Basile in the 19th Century and is inspired form English gardens, hence it is one of the most elegant gardens in Italy. However, everywhere around the town the visitor can find shops with motifs and decorations of the local handcraft of multicoloured majolica.

Caltagirone holds two main arteries, that is Via Vittorio Emanuele, which leads to the Church of Saint Giacomo, patron saint of the town and whose relics are found in the Basilica. The other important artery is Via Roma. One of the most noteworthy open spaces on the road is Piazza Umberto I, where there is the great Baroque Duomo of San Giuliano. Via Roma flows down to the city centre with splendid buildings amongst which, Casa Ventimiglia with its wonderful balconies supported by richly decorated brackets bearing masks and gargoyles.

The Church of Santa Maria del Monte is one of the main tourist attractions where in the interior there is an important Byzantine masterpiece. The Church’s beauty is enhanced by the 142 staircase decorated with multi coloured majolica. The steps connect the old city seat of religious authority and the modern city. Once a year, the stair is decorated by a large number of candles, which depict wonderful interchangeable patterns amongst the most recurrent the symbol of the city.

Founded during the Norman era, Piazza Armerina's historical quarter has some beautiful churches, including a Baroque cathedral, as well as a well-preserved fortress (Spinelli Castle), but most visitors come here to see the Roman Villa, with its magnificent mosaics. Located a few kilometres outside town, the villa is one of the largest Roman dwellings of its kind to have survived antiquity.

The Bed and Breakfast is located off the famous main steps in central Caltagirone where one can live the history of ceramic art in Sicily.

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