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It’s difficult to ignore the fact that Caltagirone is famous for its pottery. Brightly coloured ceramics adorn bridges, balustrades, façades and balconies throughout the town. Earthenware pottery has long been a source of inspiration for local artists, thanks to the abundant deposits of clay in the region. Glazing techniques were introduced by the Arabs, who also influenced the designs used to decorate the pottery. Nowadays the town is home to numerous shops selling examples of this local craft.

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Tourist attractions Caltagirone : Things to see and do

  • Stairway of Saint Mary of the Mount Interesting

    P.za Umberto-I I - 95041 Caltagirone

    This monumental stairway was built to link the ancient town centre, a seat of Religious power, with the lower modern town where there were civil buildings. It has 142 steps made of volcanic rock, covered with tiles of multi-coloured majolica decorate..

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  • park Municipal villa Comunale Interesting

    v. Roma I - 95041 Caltagirone

    Basil designed this very beautiful park in the middle of the 19C who drew his inspiration from English style gardens. A balustrade decorated with vases depicting strange devil faces alternated with green ceramic fir cones outlines it. Around the path..

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  • Humbert I square (Piazza Umberto I)

    P.za Umberto-I I - 95041 Caltagirone

    The square unites the Cathedral of San Giuliano, whose façade was completely replaced at the beginning of the 20C, and two civil Baroque buildings, the Senate palace, and the Corte capitaniale. Jesus' Church and Saint Chiara's church (whose façade is..

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Hotels Caltagirone

  • NH Villa San Mauro

    Portosalvo 14 I - 95041 Caltagirone

    NH Villa San Mauro enjoys a panoramic location 5 minutes' drive from the centre of Caltagirone and offers you great facilities, including free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool. Almost all of Villa San Mauro's spacious and elegantly furnished rooms..

  • Hotel Villa Sturzo

    Via Monsignor Fasola 3 I - 95041 Caltagirone

    Set in its garden, Hotel Villa Sturzo offers spacious rooms with air conditioning. Located 3 km from the centre of Caltagirone, it offers free Wi-Fi throughout, a bar, and free private parking. The rooms are decorated in a classic style, featuring w..

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