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Catania

Renovation of the historic center of Catania

The interventions of renovation and urban decoration regarding the city of Catania have been delivered in different stages and following various projects, which refer to particular and very characteristic zones such as the Porta Uzeda (Uzeda Gate), the Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square), Via Etnea, the Massimo Bellini Theatre square, the Ognina suburb and the Mazzini Square. The modern side of Catania includes the ‘Corso delle Provincie’ (boulevard) and some interventions to the Monumental Cemetery.

Piazza Teatro Massimo

Street paving in Etna’s Lava stone, first choice ‘basole’ (lava flagstone), sawed and hand-worked with medium chisel, finished thickness of cm. 6; size cm. 50×50.
Street paving in Etna’s Lava stone, anti-slippery saw-spindle, thickness of cm. 6; size cm. 40×40.
String courses worked by chisel, section cm. 30×15/20.
Pattern in porphyry cubes.
Street paving in ‘basole’ of Etna’s Lava stone (lava flagstone), sheared off and hand-worked with medium chisel on the visible surface and on the base, thickness cm. 10/20 cm; dimensions: cm. 40/50 x variable length.
Bollards in Etna’s Lava stone with a diameter of cm. 30 and height of cm. 100.
The renovation has involved a total area of 14,000 square meters.

 

Piazza Mazzini

Paving of the square in Etna’s Lava stone, sawed and hand-worked with medium chisel, finished thickness of cm. 5; dimensions: cm. 30 and variable length.
Kerbs in Etna Lava stone sheared off and hand-worked with medium chisel; section 30×15 and variable length.
Provided: 1000 sqm.

 

Corso Delle Provincie

Paving of the square in Etna’s Lava stone, Extra-hammered; thickness 3 cm; size cm. 30×30.
Kerbs in Etna Lava stone, sawed and Extra-hammered; section cm. 30 x 15/18 and variable length.
Provided: 3500 sqm. of basalt.

 

Piazza Duomo

Street paving in Etna’s Lava stone, first choice ‘basole’ (lava flagstone), sawed and hand-worked with medium chisel on the visible surface; sawed and hand-cut; thickness of cm. 16/20; size cm. 50×50.
Provided: 5000 sqm.

 Ognina suburb


Monumental Cemetery

Paving and covering in Etna lava stone, Extra-hammered, thickness cm. 3 cm; dimensions: cm. 40 x variable length and cm. 40 x 40.
Paving in ‘Bianco Sicilia’, Extra-hammered, thickness cm. 3 cm; dimensions: cm. 40 x variable length
Risers and treads of stairs in Etna lava stone, Extra-hammered, thickness cm. 3 cm.
Provided: 4000 sqm.