Catania
Caltagirone
Interesting
Caltagirone The Essential
Interesting
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Caltagirone
Stairway of Saint Mary of the Mount
Stairway of Saint Mary of the Mount
This monumental stairway was built to
15 minutes
park Municipal villa Comunale
park Municipal villa Comunale
Giovanni Battista Basile designed this
60 minutes
City museum of Caltagirone
City museum of Caltagirone
This small museum situated in the old
60 minutes
Carcere Borbonico
Carcere Borbonico
This prison is a massive square building
15 minutes
Caltagirone Ceramics Museum
Caltagirone Ceramics Museum
This museum is established in the
Church of the Capucins (Capuccini)
Church of the Capucins (Capuccini)
This church is worth a detour for its
15 minutes