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Heritage and Culture
The Seafront "Italo Falcomatà" and its history

The SeafrontThe relationship between the city and the sea is reinforced by the system of streets promotes which visibly, from its western margin where the ways open up to the countryside which surrounds it: from Punta Faro over the Peloritani mountains to Etna on the west; Catona and the Arghillà plain with the Pentimele hills from the north; from the Calamizzi point towards the Ionic and south, in the middle of all the Straits of Messina which assumes a continuous multi-tone by day and different with every season. The city in the course of the last centuries has opened to the sea. At first the demolition of the city walls, then the building of a coastal route, valorised by the buildings and public structures created with terraces and fountains...

The new aspect of the seafront has a twin level pedestrian space, a line of palms along with exotic and Mediterranean plants. Located on the site of the ancient port Portosalvo the “Arena dello Stretto” and further along the new lido complexes and the communal lido structure which has been further valorised for visitors. Today the city offers a real city experience with a superb visual to the sea.

The seafront Falcomatà (named after the mayor on his premature death) has become the most important meeting point in the city. The centre of intense summer tourist activity and a hub for cultural activities from the Museum of the Magna Grecia, the renewed exhibition centre at Villa Genovese Zerbi, the seat of the rector of the Università degli Studi Mediterranea and the numerous reception and hotel structures which face the Straits.

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