Giardino Bellini

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Landscape from the main entrance

The Giardino Bellini (also known as Villa Bellini; English translation: "Bellini Garden") is the oldest[1] urban park of Catania.

It occupies 70.942 .[2]

History[edit]

Main stairs during the Festival of Saint Agatha, 1993

Before the construction of a public garden, the area was occupied by a botanical maze owned by the Ignazio Paternò Castello, prince of Biscari.[3] In 1854, the Comune di Catania bought the area of the maze, and in 1864 started to adapt the area into a public garden.[3] Starting from 1875, the municipality acquired several further areas surrounding the maze, and two years later the work to unify these areas was undertaken.[3]

The Giardino Bellini was finally inaugurated in 1883.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "«Lavori al palo, vandalismo istituzionale» Non c'è pace per villa Bellini" (in Italian). Corriere del Mezzogiorno. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Il Giardino". Dipbot.unict.it (in Italian). University of Catania. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Cenni storici". Dipbot.unict.it (in Italian). University of Catania. Retrieved 18 August 2015.

Further reading[edit]

  • Cantone, Ugo (1978). Il giardino Bellini di Catania. Analisi di una modificazione ambientale (in Italian). Catania: I.D.A.U. OCLC 614535582.
  • Urso, Vittorio; Piattella, Azzurra; Nicolosi, Salvatore (2000). Giardino Bellini, Catania: luoghi storici della memoria (in Italian). Catania: Seritime. OCLC 751732063.
  • Galeazzi, Marina (2010). Il Giardino Bellini di Catania. Tra storia e progetto (in Italian). Acireale: Bonanno. ISBN 978-88-7796-758-9.
  • Giglitto, Danilo (2013). "Il giardino Vincenzo Bellini di Catania. Una prospettiva antropologica". Anuac (in Italian). 2 (2): 104–117. Retrieved 18 August 2015.

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Coordinates: 37°30′40″N 15°05′00″E / 37.5110°N 15.0834°E / 37.5110; 15.0834