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Address: Piazza Duomo, Catania, Sicily, Italy

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Low-key jewel of a piazza

Pleasantly relaxed people wandering around even at midnight. Attractive old buildings around this well-proportioned ideal square.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Pleasantly relaxed people wandering around even at midnight. Attractive old buildings around this well-proportioned ideal square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This piazza embodies a perfect description of the traditional piazza. It's a wide open space surrounded by buildings of great history and character. The unique elephant fountain makes the space quite cheery. With cafes all around there's fine people watching.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Catania is a wonderful baroque city with so many nice buildings. Many visitors will walk around at PIazza Duomo. Do walk outside Piazza Duomo and will find some more stunning beautifully constructed buildings and great cafes. Is a place i will come back again, hopefully in the near future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The bars on the square offer some great home made ice tea. You can have some typical Sicilian food here or a nice cappuccino with Sicilian sweets. Ideal for a lazy morning/afternoon and watch the world go by.

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Cathedral City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Piazza is wonderful. Relax and have a gelato or a cafe. It has out door Eateries, to relax in and watch the world go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Big open space to get some sun, with some cafes on one side where you can sit a people watch. On the downside there are loads of street traders trying to sell you trinkets. A visit to St Agatha Cathedral is also a must

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Wonderful baroque city - do go! So interesting and full of hidden treasures little cobbled streets, lots of walking - honey coloured stone. Romantic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Interesting part of the city's history, and lively heart. Nice architecture and city planning to enjoy, with beautiful sight lines in various directions. Traffic is virtually banned from this square. But it also draws people who try to make money out of the tourists. Have a (free) look inside the Pallazo degli Elefanti and the Duomo cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It is probably much busier later in the year, but in late March this was a pleasant spot for a coffee at sensible prices. Clean, spacious and car free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I absolutely loved spending time in the Piazza Duomo. It is the beating heart of Catania, with combinations of accordion music and choir music floating through the air, tourists and Sicilians soaking up the sun, and the most delicious cannolis and cappuchinos, with a great view to top it all off. I relaxed in this square as much as possible... More 

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