Castle Ursino in Catania, Sicily, was built in the mid-1200's as one of the royal castles of Emperor King Frederick II, King of Sicily. Today it houses the Museo Civico and so many interesting artefacts and works of art tracing the history of the city and the surrounding region.
Greek stones with beautifully clear inscriptions; a fragment from the Thermae Achilliane describing the reduction in the waste of wood thanks to restoration financed by some notables of the city.
Roman and Greek lettering inscribed into the ever-present lava rock.
Less sophisticated but no doubt meaningful lettering scratched into the walls of the castle by prisoners.
This is a little corner where I like to share my love of calligraphy & letterforms and my fascination with the tools, materials & methods used to create and display them. I also love patterns and carved faces!
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