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Piazza Duomo

Address: Piazza Duomo, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
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Ranked #4 of 73 Attractions in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A warning to be extra careful around the Piazza Duomo, fish market and surrounding streets. We had our bag snatched by a person on a scooter. Just be extra cautious in Catania. It has a gritty authenticity and its own charm, but petty street crime is active. We also observed people peering into cars in car parks at major attractions,... More

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Athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Lovely big square where one can photograph..relax..people watch..have a coffee..buy souvenirs.!As you like...The main Square in Catania..Via Etnea leads to it..Many shops along the way.Enjoy!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Loved the pizza and pastry at Prestipin. Everyone appreciate my effort to speak Italian and everything we tasted was fantastic!

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Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Maybe it's the approachable scale of the buildings and the larger statues, but the facade of the Duomo is just one of the most beautiful I've seen (IMHO). There was major construction on the inside of the church when we toured it (Nov 2014) so you couldn't get up to the altar. The "startled elephant" statue (as I call it)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just go. You'll want to be in this part of Catania, anyway, because it's a beautiful square with people-watching galore and good pastries. The fish market is right behind it. Long streets travel as far as your eye can see. There is a lot of great walking to be done here. It's especially beautiful at night with the lights against... More

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The cafe's round about are really good and in my opinion incredibly cheap. The square is pleasant with its famous elephant column, its right beside the fish market, that is worth a look and indeed the fruit, veg and cheeses market. The Cathedral is an imposing building which sets the square off nicely. Bells of the Cathedral are very impressive... More

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Worthing UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This part of Catania seems not to have been changed since it was built. It is a lovely square with a fountain topped by an elephant, the symbol of Catania. There is a second fountain fed by the underground river, behind which is the fascinating fish market (mornings). It is not over developed but there are a couple of nice... More

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Gnjilane, Kosovo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

dark volcano rock used to pave the piazza give it gloomy look. it is interesting for photo session - visit fish market behind the fountain early in the morning :)

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Walking into the Piazza one cannot help but marvel at the enormous church. The outside is stained with volcanic ash but still is a sight to see. having been in many churches in the area, I would say that the interior, though large, is rather non descript. There are many other churches that are actually more attractive on the interior,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Lovely place dominated by tourist destinations to relax, eat and drink in the summer sun surrounded by stunning architecture. We returned several times to the square.

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