Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.
New users, please see Help or go to the Pub to ask questions.

Difference between revisions of "Caltagirone"

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
(Template)
 
(a start)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
'''Caltagirone''' is a town in central [[Sicily]], [[Italy]], most famous for it's ceramics and long ceramic-decorated staircase.
 +
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 +
 +
===By bus===
 +
 +
Regular buses run to and from [[Piazza Armerina]], [[Enna]] and [[Catania]]
 +
 +
===By train===
 +
 +
Local trains run to and from [[Gela]] and [[Catania]].
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
 +
 +
The adjacent train & bus stations are in the ''new town'' about 20 minutes walk from the centre of the ''old town''. Some buses may also stop in the old town.
 +
 +
There are a few connecting buses linking the old and new towns. Alternatively, you could take a taxi or walk.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
 +
 +
*'''La Scala''' - the famous 142 step staircase up to Santa Maria church, with each stair riser decorated with different ceramic tiles. Good views from the top.
 +
*'''St Francis Bridge''' (''Ponte San Francesco'') - an impressive ceramic tile decorated bridge at the entrance to the old town.
 +
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
 +
 +
*'''Ceramics''' of course. From one of the many shops lining ''La Scala''.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
Line 16: Line 36:
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
 +
 +
*The bus ride to [[Piazza Armerina]] gives a good view of Sicily's rugged interior and views across to [[Mount Etna]].
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
  
 
{{stub}}
 
{{stub}}

Revision as of 19:10, 30 May 2005

Caltagirone is a town in central Sicily, Italy, most famous for it's ceramics and long ceramic-decorated staircase.

Contents

Get in

By bus

Regular buses run to and from Piazza Armerina, Enna and Catania

By train

Local trains run to and from Gela and Catania.

Get around

The adjacent train & bus stations are in the new town about 20 minutes walk from the centre of the old town. Some buses may also stop in the old town.

There are a few connecting buses linking the old and new towns. Alternatively, you could take a taxi or walk.

See

  • La Scala - the famous 142 step staircase up to Santa Maria church, with each stair riser decorated with different ceramic tiles. Good views from the top.
  • St Francis Bridge (Ponte San Francesco) - an impressive ceramic tile decorated bridge at the entrance to the old town.


Do

Buy

  • Ceramics of course. From one of the many shops lining La Scala.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Get out

External links

This article is still a stub and needs your attention. It does not have a template. Please plunge forward and help it grow!

Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages