Social Activities

The Benedictine Monastery of “San Nicolò”

Nowadays it hosts the Department of Humanities (DISUM) of the University of Catania. The Monastery is a unique place that tells about the human and historic events of the city on the slope at the foot of Etna, from the ancient times until today.
Guided tours from 9:00 to 17:00, starting every hour, and are organized by the association Officine Culturali.
English guided tour everyday at 15:00, the others are in italian with a translated text in English, French, Spanish.
Reduced ticket for ESA RN27 and AIS (Associazione Italiana di Sociologia) conference attendees: € 5,00 instead of € 7,00 (by showing the conference badge at the Info Point).

Moreover, the association organizes the visit to the Church of Saint Benedict, Via Crociferi (Entrance from Via Teatro Greco 2). St. Benedict’s church is part of the cultural itinerary of the Historic Site of St. Benedict Monastery. It is an example of Baroque architecture in Catania. The Church of St. Benedict was founded in 1355 and rebuilt following the earthquake of 1693. Open Tuesday, Friday, Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 and the first Sunday of every month from 11:00 to 17:00. The Tour is with the audioguide in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, included in the ticket.
Reduced ticket for ESA RN 27 and AIS (Associazione Italiana di Sociologia) conference attendees: € 3,00 instead of € 5,00 (by showing the conference badge at the Info Point).

Walking in San Berillo: the periphery in the center

The San Berillo district of Catania is located in the heart of the historic center of Catania. The district has undergone a major urban operation of disemboweling and expulsion of its inhabitants in Italy, after World War II. The lack of an overall vision of recovery of what is left of the ancient San Berillo neighborhood, has ghettoized and left to decay this unique area in the city’s history.
The c
itizen-led walking conversations through the streets of neighbourhood are one of the participatory tools used by “Trame” to spread and share the knowledge about the material and immaterial heritage of San Berillo. It will cross the history of the district through the social changes that characterized it from the past until now, involving inhabitants, telling anecdotes, mixing different fields of knowledge. The contents of these strolls are the results of many years of field research with a based context approach. Visit the association’s website!
Meeting Point: “Palazzo De Gaetani”, Via Pistone 55
Meeting time: 4:30 p.m. 5th of October 2018
Contribution: € 5 each