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Catania (UK: , US: , Sicilian and Italian: [kaˈtaːnja]) is the second largest city of Sicily after Palermo; it is located on the east coast facing the Ionian SeaIt is the capital of the Metropolitan City of Catania, one of the ten biggest cities in Italy, and the seventh largest metropolitan city in ItalyThe population of the city proper is 311,584 while the population of the Metropolitan City of Catania is 1,107,702.Catania was destroyed by catastrophic earthquakes in 1169 and 1693, and by several volcanic eruptions from the neighbouring Mount Etna, the most violent of which was in 1669.Catania was founded in the 8th century BC by ChalcidiansIn 1434, the first university in Sicily was founded in the cityIn the 14th century and into the Renaissance period, Catania was one of Italy's most important cultural, artistic and political centres.The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy.
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Florence ( FLORR-ənss; Italian: Firenze [fiˈrɛntse]) is a city in central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany regionIt is the most populated city in Tuscany, with 383,084 inhabitants in 2013, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that eraIt is considered by many academics the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages"Its turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutionsFrom 1865 to 1871 the city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Italy (established in 1861).