|The town of Catenanuova
Tourism in Catenanuova
Catenanuova was founded in 1754 when Prince Andrea Riggio decided to transform a poor crossroads in a village.
Even if it is a very small town, several important people visited Catenanuova throughout the centuries and the Cuba farm is a clear evidence of that.
In old times the farm was used as a coaching inn and a post office by the people who went along the way from Palermo to Catania by horse or by carriage.
Photo © Enna Sviluppo
Amongst these renowned guests, we mention Vittorio Amedeo II (king of Sicily - 1713)with his wife, Queen Anna d'Orleans and the famous German writer Wolfang Goethe, who travelled around Sicily with his friend, the painter Cristoforo Kneip.
These illustrious guests' names are today carved on a marble tablet, situated under the main balcony of the farm.