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Address: Piazza Duomo, Catania, Sicily, Italy

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The place to head to in Catania

Lovely square centrally placed in Catania. In the centre is the imposing elephant statue, the cathedral is an impressive building. Cafe Duomo is well worth a visit, the cakes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lovely square centrally placed in Catania. In the centre is the imposing elephant statue, the cathedral is an impressive building. Cafe Duomo is well worth a visit, the cakes, pastries and local delicacies are well worth trying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is a typical italian `piazza` where you can eat or spend time. Eat at Caffe Duomo, the food is very googd and not so cheap. It is also close to the fish market.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

really Italian feeling, beautiful architecture around, fountains - Elephant fountain and Amenano fountain are real jewels, very characteristic and very original, worth to get up early to go to Amenano fountain and just behind you will see fish market - to my opinion one of most interesting places to visit while being in Catania.

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Swieqi, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Ideal for a cup of coffee (or better for a capuccino and a cornetto) whilst watching people passing by. A visit to the Duomo is a must.

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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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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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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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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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