#liotru 6.168K Posts

*U Liotru* as this #elephant is called by locals, is the official symbol of #catania since 1239. It is related to an ancient legend about #eliodoro. He was an aristocrat from Catania who aspired to become archbishop, but he fell into disfavor and he was accused of being a #wizard . According to the legend, Eliodoro created the #liotru and used to ride it to go back and forth Catania and Carthage. Several hypothesis have been made by researchers to explain the oring of the #lavastone statue. Some claim it was built in memory of the war between Carthaginians and Libyans; other say it used to be a religious idol, a magical statue that protected Catania from the #etna #eruptions. (Ph. @maumiche) #sicilytouristguide #igerssicilia #uliotru #volgocatania
Ora è il suo turno, splendido e splendente sempre amato ed ammirato 🙂😊😉 #sicily #sicilia #siciliaorientale #liotru #beddupapareddu #piazzaduomocatania
Il nero della pietra lavica che si staglia sul nitido cielo azzurro... U #liotru, l' #elefante simbolo della città di #catania. ♥️🗻 ・ ▫️foto/photo @marco.garozzo . ▫️seguiteci su/follow us: @love.etna ▫️taggaci/tag us: #lovetna#etna #lovetna #loveetna #iloveetna #mountetna #etnavolcano #vulcano #volcano #vulcanoetna #mountain #mountains #mongibello #mongibella #sicilia #sicily #lovesicily #ilovesicily
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