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Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
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Ranked #4 of 77 attractions in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: The Piazza Duomo is the heart of Catania with the cathedral dedicated to Santa Agata dominating the space.  In the center is the Fontana... more »
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Duomo is grand though lacks the splendour of so many other cathedrals. Around the piazza is the fish market, gardens (villa Pacino - think), the port is 400 yards away and scores of restaurants abound; you may want to find one off the beaten track. The people I met were generous and kind.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A small Piazza compared to some cities in Italy and Sicily but a fascinating space and beautiful Duomo. The elephant statue obviously makes this a little different and the fountain in the back corner with the infamous fish market peeking out from behind is lovely at night. Restaurants in the Piazza are refreshingly reasonably priced and there are minimal tat... More

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Ankara, Türkiye
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

you will see it anyways since its the main Piazza..very cousy , small but very nice..you can reach restaurants and cafes both in the Piazza & streets crossing it.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Piazza Duomo is one of the several squares in Catania. There are several attractions here, my favourite being the Sant'Agata cathedral which is beautiful! Make sure you take the time to go in here. The elephant statue is in the middle of the square, we were told that he is apparently the protector of the city from any eruptions of... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The downtown Catania hots the Piazza Duomo Like most italian cities the downtown in rich with historical buildings and of course there a lots of cafes and restaurants to sample if you want to sit and rest a little. The Duomo is the are where youngsters gather after school or work house

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

You can see many interesting places just walking around... But you should have at least 3-4 hours free - take your time and enjoy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Here you keep you eyes open for thieves,beware of pick pockets and hand bag snatchers especially when eating on outside tables.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Sicilian art at its finest. They control Everything very well, very sicure. In The morning just south of piazza duomo they do a Fish market. Every day.. Recomended

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Catania, Sicilia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Piazza Duomo in Catania is a great place to enjoy some of the wonderful Italian architecture in the busy city. It also serves as the "gateway" to the market which is a must see. I recommend grabbing a caffe or gelato and enjoying the views of the Square.

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Meise, Belgium
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful main square, in a lovely town. We really loved visiting Catania, the old town, some of the more secluded spots and older streets, the fish market. A town where it is certainly worth spending at least an afternoon and an evening (as we did)

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