Centro Rene di Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto

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Via Generale Cambria, 2
98051 Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto,

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Ricciardi, Biagio Riccardo

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Our experienced clinic team welcomes you to DIAVERUM BARCELLONA POZZO DI GOTTO. 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 BARCELLONA POZZO DI GOTTO was inaugurated in 2002 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.

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!


Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Baccialona Pizzaottu in Sicilian, Baccialona or Baccellona in Messina dialect) is the most populous municipality in the province after Messina. About 50 km away from the city of Messina, look at the majesty of the archipelago of the Aeolian islands reachable by hydrofoil from the nearby city of Milazzo.


Aeolian Islands are in the Unesco World Heritage list. The seven islands, Alicudi, Filicudi, Lipari, Salina, Vulcano Panarea and Stromboli each with its own strong identity but all having the same volcanic origin, , are located off the northern coast of Sicily.


When the Greeks settled in this scenic land, they called it Zancle, which means sickle, for the shape of its natural harbour. Its current name comes from Messenia, the Greek town from which the colonists who inhabit it later came.

Messina is linked to the sea and many legends orbit around it. Among them the one of Colapesce, a young fisherman from Messina who, at the bottom of the sea, holds one of the three columns of Sicily on his shoulder, and Fata Morgana related to an optical phenomenon typical of the Strait. These and other legends are told by the poetess of the Strait, Maria Costa, the voice of the sea and the myths. You can meet her in the small fishing village of Case Basse, in the town of Paradiso. In 2006 she has been included in the Register of Intangible Heritage – Living Human Treasure Book of the Sicilian Region

On the seafront, you can see the typical boats, felucas, going up and down the Strait to catch swordfish, sometimes even 3 meters long. Swordfish fishing takes place from May to August and is a very old art form, passed down from father to son, which inspired a famous song by Domenico Modugno.

Ganzirri is the perfect place to eat typical seafood dishes. There are farms here and around the lakes of the Natural Reserve, where you’ll find the typical Messina cuisine.

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.

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


In the 1800s, after the Goethe praised its beauty throughout Europe, mentioning it in his book Italian Journey, Taormina became a mandatory stop on the Grand Tour – the long journey made in continental Europe – by the young European aristocracy of the time to enrich their own culture.

Today, it is a tourist capital of Sicily and many travelers enliven its streets throughout the year. The ancient Greeks loved to construct their buildings in beautiful scenic locations and here they found the pairing of Etna and the Naxos bay, with a wonderful view, when sky is clear, to can admire Calabria coasts.

It is, surely, the main monument of the city, not only for its intrinsic artistic value, but also for the scenic location in which it is placed. The view enjoyed from up there is even defined as the view par excellence. The one that is not to be missed when in Sicily.

For more touristic information please visit https://www.visitsicily.info/

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Monday, Wednesday, Friday

06:30 18:30

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

06:30 12:30




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Ricciardi, Biagio Riccardo

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Cicciari, Concetta

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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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