The Vincenzo Bellini Garden in Catania: An anthropological perspective

  • Danilo Giglitto University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom


This article is linked to the field of urban anthropology. The aim of my work was to investigate the “Giardino comunale Vincenzo Bellini” in Catania as a turning point for the civic and cultural life within urban space. The study moved from the idea that “Giardino Bellini” is not only a central urban space due to its position and history, but also represents a perfect location for reading social dynamics which are crucial in the city life. A “Villa” – so is the Giardino Bellini better known by Cataneses – can therefore assume a great anthropological significance, which was studied through a placed and relationship-wise analysis. However, this was open to a diachronic perspective able to understand how civic memories converge in this space-urban hub.
How to Cite
Giglitto, D. (2015) “The Vincenzo Bellini Garden in Catania: An anthropological perspective”, Anuac, 2(2), pp. 104-117. doi: 10.7340/anuac2239-625X-105.