Sights


Ancient Market Lodge (Noto)

The Loggia del Mercato di Noto is the former site of the city’s food market.  Inside 12 rooms, covered by a wrought-iron portico, were set up the stores of butchers and fishmongers. The loggia is located on Via Rocco Pirri, is enclosed by a gate and opens on three sides between ancient noble palaces including Palazzo Nicolaci.

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Admiral’s Bridge

The Ponte dell’Ammiraglio (Admiral’s Bridge) is a splendid example of medieval civil architecture and is located at the southern edge of Palermo. Built around 1131 for Admiral George of Antioch, it is one of the landmarks included in the UNESCO site, Arab-Norman Palermo.

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Pretoria Fountain

The Fontana Pretoria (Pretoria Fountain), also known as the ‘Fountain of Shame’, is one of the undisputed symbols of Palermo. It was made by the sculptor, Francesco Camilliani, for a villa in Florence belonging to Viceroy Don Pedro Alvarez.

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Orions Fountain

Fontana di Orione (Orion’s Fountain) is a monument located in Piazza Duomo in Messina. It is one of two decorative fountains made by the sculptor Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli, commissioned by the Senate of Messina.

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Arethusa Spring

The Fonte Aretusa (Arethusa’s Spring) is certainly one of the most mysterious and fascinating places in Syracuse. A freshwater spring, located just a few metres from the sea, that has sparked the imagination of poets and writers from time immemorial.

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