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Piazza Duomo

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Address: Piazza Duomo, Catania, Sicily, Italy

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Nice piazza

The elephant statue is the centerpiece of the piazza - but the Duomo is the highlight. I hadn't realized when we were there that the elephant was made from lava.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The elephant statue is the centerpiece of the piazza - but the Duomo is the highlight. I hadn't realized when we were there that the elephant was made from lava.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

..Only puzzled by the symbolic Elephant…in the evenings it resembles a bit Marrakesh, the crowds come for a stroll, while music is played, circus entertainers create a warm an amusing evening..

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harrogate north yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A large square in the centre of town. The buildings are black and white and made of lava stone. Unique and worth a visit. Town centre is compact for walking.., but we did notice the little tourist train in the square if you find walking is limited.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Catania is not a beautiful city, but the Piazza Duomo is a beautiful place. You'll see why it's a UNESCO World heritage site when you visit. The main site here is the Duomo Baroque Cathedral, dedicated to the city's Patron Saint, Agnes. Also, the elephant fountain is unique and very cute. Have lunch at a cafe and be sure to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Not a very big square but surely one very rich of important monuments. The Elephant in the center is the symbol of the city.

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Perhaps architecturally not one of the greatest cathedrals, but nonetheless, not without interest, and where Vincenzo Bellini, son of Catania, is buried. Baroque buildings roundabout are all quite impressive as is the neighbouring piazza housing the university.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

You can visit the Church, sit in the square, people watch, grab a coffee. This is just an awesome spot to chill, watch the world go by and enjoy the majesty of It all.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A Baroque square, at the end of the famous Via Etnea, dominated by Catania's Duomo, where many Catanese and foreign residents of all ages ad walks in life accumulate to walk, sit on the steps of the Elephant monument, have coffee, talk and relax, day and night. A lovely environment, beautifully lit, even when it rains lightly!

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Nice open piazza with the Catania emblem -- the elephant fountain. Duomo worth the visit inside as well.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

the piazza duomo is different from other duomo places in other italian cities but the combination of the duomo and other historical buildings, the large square and the fountain, makes this square quite an impressive combination. i saw it at night only

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