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Statua di Carlo V

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Piazza Bologna, 90137, Palermo, Sicily Italy
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Private Sailing Tour to Cyclops Islands from Catania

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This is Private 6 hours sailing experience (from 10am to 16pm). The boat will be reserved just for you and your guests. We will cruise through the Gulf of Catania, see the Etna and Catania by the sea, sailing along the Coast of the Cyclops, swim in front the Ulisse's Grotto. At Lunch time we will go first in front the medieval Castle of Aci Castello, then we will stop the boat in front of the Faraglioni Rocks near the natural reserve "Isole dei CICLOPI", there you can go dive or snorkeling renting the equipment (Extra option) or have fun swimming around the sailboat in that crystal waters. In the while time we will prepare the lunch on board to let you enjoy a typical sicilian menu prepared on board from our sailor chef. At the end we will set the sail to go back to Catania port and we will provide some sailing notions or we can continue with the party on boat.
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Paul Legate wrote a review Jan 2021
St Ives, United Kingdom16,655 contributions33,353 helpful votes
Statua di Carlo V is situated in the centre of Piazza Bologni in Centro Storico. The bronze statue was constructed in 1631 and was originally designed to be placed in the centre of Quattro Canti but it was decided that it should be placed in Piazza Bologni. It was created by sculptor Scipione Li Volsi and depicts Carlo V as a triumphant Roman Emperor. I visited the monument in late July 2020 when Covid-19 had kept a lot of people away from the city. The statue is not one of the top sights in Palermo but is worth a look whilst in the area of Piazza Bologni.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Vadim wrote a review Feb 2020
Murmansk, Russia19,775 contributions2,471 helpful votes
The bronze statue of Charles V of Habsburg is the center square of Bologna, named after Baron Luigi Bologna and not a city in Northern Italy. . The author of the statue, Scipio Li Volsi, depicted Charles V. on his return from an expedition to Tunis in 1535, as a result of which he took the fortress of La Goletta and Tunisia, expelling the famous pirate Khairuddin Barbarossa. The triumph came at a high price. Carl went into debt to the Fuggers and spent all the gold that Francisco Pissarro had looted in Peru. Visually, the monument is not a masterpiece. A marble pedestal made by Giacomo Cirasolo and Luigi Geraci dominates the statue. Charles seems not to be the ruler of "an Empire over which the sun never sets", but an ordinary Spanish grandee.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Aleksandar wrote a review Aug 2017
Belgrade, Serbia8,221 contributions1,774 helpful votes
Nice, but not very big, statue dedicated to the Carlo V, Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of Sicily. Very nice symbolism and high attention to details.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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dalton1skiing wrote a review Nov 2015
London2,509 contributions382 helpful votes
We went past this several times as its just off one of the main roads. Certainly not worth a special trip, but have a quick look as you go past.
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Date of experience: November 2015
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Magellano81 wrote a review Jun 2015
Tortona, Italy41,267 contributions1,370 helpful votes
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Positioned in the center of the square called Piazza Bologni, this simple statue should not be considered among the top attractions of the city. Obviously if your tour goes through the square Bologni, well, a quick visit to the statue does not cost anything, otherwise do not go on purpose to looking for it.
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Date of experience: March 2015
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