Piazza Università

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Piazza Università
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Neighborhood: Centro Catania
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Josh Formentera
Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
A nice square surrounded by artistic beauty
Jul 2020 • Family
The best place for stroll in Catania. The Piazza is surrounded by beauty such as the Doumo church, the baroque beautiful buildings, restaurants, coffeeshops and beautiful fountain. Nice place to sit around the elephant monument and relax while the place provides you with a nice view around the place.
Written August 9, 2020
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland19,157 contributions
just north of Piazza del Duomo
May 2019
The Piazza della Università is only about 100m north of the other beautiful city square, the Piazza del Duomo. As most of central Catania it is a good spot to study and admire the architectonic style of Sicilian Late Baroque, which evolved after the devastating earthquake of 1693. The place is surrounded by various palazzi, foremost the Palazzo della Università on the western side, today the university's Rectorate, while on its opposite side, to the east, is the Palazzo San Giuliano, on which is written 'Università degli Studi'.

In between the Piazza della Università and the Piazza del Duomo, on Via Etnea, is the grand old café 'Prestipino', a place I regularly came to after dinner for an espresso, a Sicilian dolce and for people watching from its outdoor seating area.
Written December 30, 2019
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LIMPIT
Colchester, UK1,568 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2019 • Couples
Beautiful Piazza, the University building is quite stunning with a glorious arched courtyard.
Must see when in the City.
Written October 17, 2019
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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK488 contributions
Nice Piazza with University buildings
Oct 2019
This Piazza sits next door to the Piazza del Duomo but isn’t as impressive. It is a nice Piazza with the university buildings on each side of the square. The university ‘gymnasium’ has an impressive mosaic floor which is worth seeing.
There are a few restaurants in the Piazza but I would have a look around and then move onto the del Duomo.
Written October 8, 2019
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MJH1
Bedfordshire, UK4,382 contributions
Impressive square
Sep 2019
Reminded me of some of the squares in Rome or Florence
Seemed cleaner and less busy than the Piazza Duomo
Overlooked on opposite sides by impressive university buildings with the equally impressive Basilica collegiata just up a ways
The “Gymnasium” building had a really impressive quadrangle and an interesting (really) exhibition on micro-biology at the time of visiting
Written October 2, 2019
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Margaret M
96 contributions
A great place to people watch
Sep 2019
This square is just up from the Duomo and is lined with beautiful buildings. Buskers and street entertainers perform here most of the day and evening. Sitting with a drink or meal at one of the cafes is a fantastic way to people watch.
Written September 25, 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,492 contributions
Large Public Square
Aug 2019
University Square is a public square in town center and with numerous nice buildings around. There are other famous tourist spots nearby and you can sit down and watch public activities by having a cup of coffee in the cafes around. One of the "must see" spot for tourist.
Written September 5, 2019
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Roberta F
Portugal64 contributions
Bel posto
Aug 2019
It's nice to see a piazza full of peple, with some history as well. I love this place. It is big so you can feel good in here
Written August 27, 2019
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guice1946
Baton Rouge, LA20 contributions
Worth the time
Mar 2019 • Family
It does not take long to view the interior of the building and it is worth the time to visit. The Piazza is next to Piazza Duomo.
Written March 15, 2019
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Mert Ürkmez
Warsaw, Poland244 contributions
Night !
Mar 2019 • Solo
Huge square of University of Catania ! In the night I recommend you to go and feel the good atmosphere ! Good post to take a photo and you do not have chance to miss it.
Written March 12, 2019
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