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posted 09-03-2001 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmen   Click Here to Email carmen     Edit/Delete Message
hello, just started here and i am so glad to have found this site.
i was in sicily italy some time back and went to a castle in catania called urso if i recall correctly. i would love a picture or a site to search if anyone can help. the castle was in the city, however the interior paintings showed that it was once in the harbor. apparently volcanic eruptions filled the harbor i believe in the 1600's so that now it is kilometers from the sea. i beleive it dates back to the crusades again only some recollection from a guide. so any help would be appreciated

posted 09-03-2001 07:19 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Could you be meaning Castello Ursino? http://www.ctonline.it/topon/ursino.htm
The site is in Italian, but you could use a Babel Fish to translate. http://world.altavista.com/tr
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posted 09-03-2001 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmen   Click Here to Email carmen     Edit/Delete Message
yes thats it thanks greatly

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posted 11-05-2001 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marko   Click Here to Email Marko     Edit/Delete Message
While surfing I came across a page about the history of Catania, with a nice color picture of the castle, and vaguely remembered your question. Don't know if you're still interested but here's the link; http://www.bestofsicily.com/catania.htm

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