Basilica di San Sebastiano

Basilica di San Sebastiano, Acireale

Basilica di San Sebastiano
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Nan T
Cambridge, UK23 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The decoration on the outside of the basilica is fantastic. Interior is relatively plain compared with the cathedral, but still worth a look
Written October 7, 2018
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Steveage
Rexburg, ID3,269 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
We all know what Florence Duomo looks like, St Peter's in Vatican City, St. Mark's in Venice... well... this is easily in that category. The sculptured figures in front, alone are worth a trip. The cherubs in front, the Old Testament prophets, the incredible paintings in the basilica from the 1730's by Pietra Paolo Vasta, all of it is just amazing. Yet, who has heard of it?! The current church has been standing since 1700, go enjoy this great town and this wonderful church.
Written July 25, 2018
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saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel1,059 contributions
May 2017
One of the many churches in Acireale (about half way between Taormina and Catania) . Amazing Baroque architecture outside , less impressive inside . Main entrance on Via Vittorio Emanuele and not on the Piazza Leonardo Vigo . Only a few minutes walk from Piazza Duomo with its two churches (See separate reviews) . So if you are already in Acireale - do take the time to enjoy this church also .
Written May 27, 2017
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Basia1947
Sydney, Australia92 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Acireale apparently has 100 churches! This one is worth stepping into. You can further enjoy it it from across the square whilst having a gelato at the bar exactly across, the other side of the square.
Written May 23, 2017
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Alessandro Costa
Brisbane, Australia360 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
Acireale is definitely worth a walk while you are in and around Catania. Take the costal road that goes from Catania through Aci Castello, Aci Trezza (remember to say hi to the Cyclopes) and finally park close to the duomo in Acireale. For such a small city this is definitely a church worth exploring. You can't leave Acireale without eating the granita! Enjoy (remember Sicily is all about FOOD!)
Written December 18, 2016
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Oksana_Barkhat
Catania, Italy454 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
A real jewel of baroque architecture - beautiful facade and interiors. The church is right in the city center and worth a visit especially for those in love with architecture and history.
Written November 18, 2016
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jgc37
Perugia, Italy179 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
I am not a particular fan of Acireale and would instead spend the day in AciCastello and Acitrezza, but if you are here, the facade is pretty spectacular. The line of cherubs in particular is unique, and there is a bar across the way, if you want to sit and let your eyes wander.
Written May 27, 2016
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HelenaGuerra
Washington DC, DC14,490 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
The facade is really where this church stands out. There are many angels and columns and niches. Fascinating. Inside there are some interesting frescoes, but not to the same quality as the outside art.
Written November 7, 2015
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy41,158 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Acireale is the most famous city for its beautiful churches, in fact it is true. I was here one evening after dinner, of course the church was already closed so I could admire it only from the outside, it was enough to understand that this beautiful baroque style church was something exceptional.
Written September 30, 2015
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Manqūsh
Europe1,096 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
Beautiful Basilica, if you are in or around the Acireale area it is really worth a visit. Easy to park nearby.
Written September 1, 2015
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