Catania – Porta Garibaldi

Porta Garibaldi, Catania, CT, Italia
Monumento a Catania Porta Garibaldi

The monument in Catania known as Porta Giuseppe Garibaldi consists of a triumphal arch, erected to commemorate the marriage of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies and Maria Carolina of Habsburg-Lorraine. It was built in 1768 by Stefano Ittar and Francesco Battaglia. The area where the gate stands is called “u Futtinu” by the citizens of Catania, recalling a small fort built by the viceroy Claudio Lamoraldo, Prince of Ligne, after the eruption that occurred in 1669.