Centro Rene di Palagonia

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Via Palermo, 40
95046 Palagonia,

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Vicino, Francesco

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Our experienced clinic team welcomes you to DIAVERUM PALAGONIA. In our clinic we offer excellent medical service as well as a warm and friendly atmosphere to revitalise our patients both physically and emotionally.

DIAVERUM PALAGONIA was inaugurated in 1983 and features 13 dialysis reclining chairs. All stations are equipped with TV screens and free Wi-Fi.

We offer our patients additional clinical assistance services such as cardiological, nutritional, oncological consulting, etc.. and we take care of our patients supporting administrative activities with ASP of Catania.

As an integral part of our service we offer free meals, coffee, and tea for our patients.

Free public parking is available adjacent to the clinic.

Patient Transport Service: for all patients outside the Region, whose transport is not managed by the Region of Sicily, it is possible to organize, subject to acceptance of the estimate paid by the patients, transfers with an affiliated transport association.

Visit Sicily

And God created Sicily…Visit a unique place of art, archaeology, folklore. And breath and feel the heritage of Archimedes and Saint Paul. Of course, the excellent and healthy Mediterranean food is also a remarkable pro to take a refreshing vacation in this part of Italy. This fantastic island will create moments to remember!


Palagonia, a large town in the province of Catania, of which it dominates the immense and luxuriant plain; is one of the capitals of the red pulp Orange. City whose historical origins sink into the mists of time, to lead us into a world populated by myths and legends. The toponym derives from the Greek "Palicanea", or "new Palica" and refers to the new settlement that replaced the ancient Palica, founded, according to tradition, in the fifth century BC. C. da Ducezio near the pre-existing one dedicated to the cult of the Palici, and subsequently created. The discovery, in the municipal area, of caves and shelters attests to the presence of numerous Christian communities that have settled near the town since the early Middle Ages.

To visit:

-Rocchicella (today in the territory of Mineo), rises in the Margi Valley. Site of great archaeological interest, seat of ancient human interest since remote antiquity (12,000 / 10,000 years BC), as well as a receptacle for the cult of the Palic deities (personification of the bubbling lakes Naftia). It is mentioned by Greek and Latin classical authors as the seat of both the famous sanctuary of the Palici and the city of Paliké. To visit the remains of the Estaterion and the Museum of archaeological finds found on the site.

- Early Christian Basilica of San Giovanni. It is a singular construction of which the apse and some columns are preserved, datable to the 7th century AD. Very small, it was not very suitable to contain the faithful, so much so that it is hypothesized that they would attend religious functions from the outside. The church did not have real side walls but a light curtain of arches inside which doors were inserted that managed during the functions. Some documents from the mid-16th century inform us of his belonging to the Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusale.

-Oratory of Coste di S. Febronia. The Byzantine oratory is a small church entirely carved into the rock which dates back to the 6th-7th century, has an almost square plan with two altars; one of them, inserted in a niche obtained in the frescoed wall with a Christ Pantocreator surrounded by a (later) Annunciation, while in the walls of the second altar, there are paintings of the martyrdom of Santa Febronia, the martyrdom of San Bartolomeo, a figure of bishop (perhaps S. Gregorio Magno), a Santa Lucia, a fresco with Adam and Eve, Santa Anastasia. The roof is decorated with embossed lace, and there are traces of some holes where lighting fixtures were hung. A pit was dug in the floor for baptism by immersion, which was subsequently transformed into a drying room.

-Pozzo Blandini. With the planting of citrus groves, already existing at the end of the sixteenth century, wells were dug to find the water necessary to cover the summer needs. Structures were built around the wells, such as the Blandini well which, over six meters high, dominates the surrounding plain. Outside the well there was an ingenuity, a "noria", operated by animals to raise the water


Under the Arab rule the town took the name of Qal ‘at al Gharùn meaning “Fortress of Jars” referring to the clay process.

The local artisans had the luck to get the raw material directly from the clay caves and to collect the firewood for their furnaces from the near wood Santo Pietro, so they quicly became the most important ceramics producers of the Island. The pottery decorums seem to be inspired to the splendid art of weaving and to the Sicilian embroidery.

The city has lots of attractions that capture the visitor’s gaze at every corner: the wonderful Public Gardens, the smart noble palaces. In the historic center there is the great central Square, once called Malfitania, where we find the former Senatorial building and the former Theater Garibaldi, today known as Sturzo Gallery and the old Monte di Pietà (pawnshop).

Caltagirone has a rich culinary tradition famous for its typical sweets, linked to the traditional festivals, such as cuddureddi (honey , almonds or mulled wine biscuits) ore the ancient bread and egg pans and the cubaita of chickpeas, some true, Baroque architectures.

Mount Etna – Europe´s greatest natural wonder

Mount Etna is a living, sacred mountain of legend and myth. Sicily´s highest mountain has a height of approximately 3.300 meters. When considering an excursion, you should – even in warm summer days – be prepared to discover snow on its top.

Catania is the city where the mountains meet the sea. Experience golden coasts with orange and lemon orchards. Learn about different cultures and how they influence past and presence of Sicily, by i.e., taking an excursion to the historic Greek amphitheatre in Taormina.


Catania is the region where the mountains meet the sea. Experience golden coasts with orange and lemon orchards. Learn about different cultures and how they influence past and presence of Sicily, by i.e. taking an excursion to the historic Greek amphitheatre in Taormina “Bedda” is the Sicilian word for “beautiful” – and this is exactly how this fantastic region should be described.


The Carnival of Acireale (Catania) is one of the most ancient of Sicily. The first Grotesque floats were built in 1880, and this old tradition has been kept alive, thanks to the expert and willing local artisans that convey all of their imagination and know-how in the creation of their artistic floats. The most characteristic mask was very likely the abbatazzu (the abbot) or poet minutizzu (a poet) that mimed the nobles and the clergy bringing around a lousy book, pretending to pronounce satirical and mocking sentences

“Bedda” is the Sicilian word for “beautiful” – and this is exactly how this fantastic region should be described.

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06:30 18:30

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

06:30 12:30




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Vicino, Francesco

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Sanfilippo, Nicolò

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"I am really grateful to the entire team at the clinic for how they are handling such a difficult situation! Covid has changed you only for the better. Thank you"
Busting myths! Disinformation has been circulating online regarding a number of risks of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination that are simply not true.

The internet and social media present us with a wealth of information as we have never experienced before, but we need to be vigilant and able to separate facts from “fake news” – especially during exceptional times such as the one we are experiencing with the global pandemic. Here are some of the myths around the COVID-19 vaccines and the facts that demonstrate they are not true.

Any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines, must pass robust safety tests before they are approved for use, and are then subsequently reassessed periodically once in use. Any approved vaccine in the countries we operate will have had the evidence of safety reviewed in detail by the regulatory authorities prior to being able to vaccinate any person. The COVID-19 vaccines have been tested in some of the largest clinical trials that have ever been performed with vaccines, involving tens of thousands of individuals.

It is not currently known if you have effective immunity from having had the disease, therefore you should receive the vaccination. However, you might be recommended to wait 90 days from diagnosis to be vaccinated. You can also be re-infected with the disease if you have had it already. Current evidence suggests natural immunity may not last very long.

COVID-19 vaccines will most commonly cause mild reactions or side effects. These reactions should go away on their own within a few days. These mild side effects include a low-grade fever, or pain or redness at the injection site.

Having the vaccination does not mean you cannot infect others although it should protect you from becoming serious unwell. There is also the possibility that you may be a silent spreader of the disease even though have been vaccinated. It is therefore important to continue with the COVID-19 steps put in place in your country and within Diaverum clinics and continue to follow the contingency plan.

No, there is no possibility whatsoever that the new RNA vaccines, like the ones developed by Pfizer and Moderna, can change the genes in your body.

It has been reported that COVID-19 Vaccines can cause infertility, due to the reaction in the body from COVID-19 vaccines. This is not true. There is no scientific rationale, or reasonable basis to believe that there is a link between the vaccination and infertility and miscarriage. In addition, no other virus or vaccination has been shown to cause infertility. There is some anecdotal evidence that pregnant women may be more likely to be hospitalised due to COVID-19 infection.

The individual is protected no matter how many people are vaccinated. It is true however that the more people who are vaccinated, the more vulnerable groups that cannot have the vaccine are protected.

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