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Duomo di Catania

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Address: Via Etnea, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 39 095 320044
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Surprisingly restrained baroque

The original Norman cathedral (built above the ruins of the Roman Achillean Baths) was partially destroyed by a catastrophic earthquake and refashioned in Baroque style in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The original Norman cathedral (built above the ruins of the Roman Achillean Baths) was partially destroyed by a catastrophic earthquake and refashioned in Baroque style in the early 18th century. The façade incorporates granite Corinthian columns, and is surmounted by marble figures of Saint Agatha and other saints. There are more large marble statues of saints incorporated in the balustrade... More 

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Conifer, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

After traveling around Sicily for a week we spent our last day in Catania. We'd had a wonderful time up to this point. We were having minor trouble with our rental car when we arrived downtown near the Duomo - we couldn't get the door locks to engage. We decided to take it to the airport to exchanged it for... More 

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Catania, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Catania is like a city that has just come out of a war. The place is pretty at the centre - the rest is covered in graffiti and feels very unsafe for a family - it is so run down and depressing I would never visit again with a small child. Never. If you are here for a few days... More 

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It's not only the Duomo di Catania, the whole city is just wonderful. Full of young people because there is a very large university. For us it's the most beautiful city in Sicily.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice duomo to visit. Very big building with baroque characteristics . Not as nice as in other famous baroque cities on the other site of the island ( and Puglia ) but worth a visit when in the neighborhood.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The duomo di catania was one of the highlights of the trip. The artwork inside is stunning and the architecture is beautiful and well kept. Being religious, it was also a beautiful experience in that regard. The only thing I didn't appreciate were phones ringing and people talking loudly and generally not treating the place as a site of worship,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Cathedral is not always open. They close at 12 until 4 pm. Interior is very nice. Free access. Very spacious. Some gypsis sitting at the entrance begging for money.

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Abertawe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A striking square, but eating here can be cheaper. Go to Trattoria Giglio Rosso, Via S. Anna 19, some 500 metres away, for excellent food in a courtyard with friendly staff and fair prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Duomo and the square around it are beautiful and spots i'll never forget in Catania. The dumo is beautiful inside, as are almost all maintained buildings of the era. I hope to return someday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This cathedral is right on the main square in Catania and is free to visit, so if you are in the square it is definitely worth popping in for 15 minutes or so. It's a stunning building from the outside, and while the inside isn't ornate it is still worth a look and it's nice and cool so you can... More 

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