Via dei Crociferi in Catania is one of the best examples of the Baroque re-edification which took place in south-eastern Sicily in the aftermaths of a major earthquake in 1693.
I have been really impressed by the mix of ancient grandeur and what seems to an occasional traveller like me like neglect: I'd guess the street plays the road of second violin to the commercial bourgeois heart of the city of Catania, the parallel Via Etnea. I am too ignorant of what stays behind to say more about this, but the fascination of Via Crociferi is not to be underestimated, especially considering that at the end of the road you can find the daedalus of roads where the Fish Market (Mercato del Pesce) takes place.
The first ten pictures are taken in the immediate surroundings (mainly Piazza Stesicoro and roads connecting Via Etnea and Via dei Crociferi).
Canon EOS 5D |
Original size: 2798x4196 |
Current: 400x600 |