Points of Interest & Landmarks in Catania

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  • AMsays
    Thornhill, Canada4,121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Main city square flanked by City Hall (Palazzo degli Elefanti) and the Cathedral of Saint Agatha. 3 major streets enter the square giving it a unique position in the city. It is Catania’s heartbeat. During my time here, I found the elephant fountain and some impressive buildings. There was a lot of pedestrian traffic through here as it is also on the way to Catania’s famous fish market.
    Written February 8, 2024
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  • genibre69
    London, UK3,446 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free to enter and €5 to see the view on the terrace and belvedere. I was hesitant to pay that to see the view but glad I did. On a clear and sunny day like I had it was beautiful! Fantastic scenery of Mt Etna and over the old town. There is a lift to get to the terrace if you wish and 70 more stairs after that. Otherwise it’s 170 stairs to go up. The church itself has a decent interior and there was a choir practicing when I was there.
    Written March 24, 2024
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  • Thomas K
    Monte-Carlo, Monaco1,329 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Via Etnea starts at the Duomo Square and lead you to the main shopping in Catania. Weather permitting you can see the Vulcano in the distance.
    Written September 26, 2023
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  • Carmen G
    Birzebbuga, Malta56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent two very relaxed evening sipping cappuccinos, eating Italian delicacies and watching life go by. All woes fade away. Much recommended.
    Written December 12, 2023
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,683 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We wanted to see it because our guidebook says: it’s the most beautiful street in Catania. Yes, we liked walking in this calm and quiet street on our first day. We saw lots of churches and palaces. This street parallel to Via Etnea and leads to the university.
    Written March 8, 2023
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,683 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This nice square is very popular, not only for tourists but also Sicilians. It’s a lively meeting point. We were there during the St. Agatha’s Festival in Febrary, so it was full of tourists and locals. We bought some traditional candied almonds from one of the stalls.
    Written March 27, 2023
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy2,939 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The church of San Benedetto is part of the UNESCO heritage site " Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto". It is a beautiful church originally built during the 15th century, and later rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake. It was damaged by bombings during WW II, and during the restorations the beautiful frescoes of the end of the 18th century were rediscovered.
    Written April 29, 2023
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy2,939 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This church stands on an ancient pagan temple dedicated to Proserpina. It was originally built at the beginning of the Christian era, and it was rebuilt several times.
    When Catania was the seat of the royal court (1302-1410), this was the Royal chapel.

    The current appearance dates from the 18th century, when it was rebuilt after an earthquake. The vault of the main nave has beautiful paintings dating form the end of the 19th century.
    Written April 28, 2023
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  • Laszlo Karoly H
    London, United Kingdom80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We haven't luck with this fountain because was under renovation and most of the main parts were covered.Visible only the elephant.
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • Mark H
    Sonoma, CA2,429 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice baroque gateway to the old city core. I like the angels hearlds and the contrast of dark and light stone. However, there is not a lot else in the immediate area. A good 40 minute walk from the central plaza area if you are getting in your steps.
    Written November 12, 2023
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Catania has so many significant churches, it is difficult to pick a favorite, but this church along Via Crociferi was ours.

    The church is accessed via a short staircase with a terrace that provides a view of the piazza below. The façade is clean and simple, flanked by two bell towers of the same size.

    The interior is large, bright, and airy, with beautiful ceilings and religious art. The main work is at the top of the right aisle, The Statue of the Immaculate attributed to Bagnasco from Palermo (18th century).

    The main altar is built in polychrome marble. The door, created by Paolo Guarna in 1574, is made of a lapis lazuli mosaic with a chiseled gold base.

    It was such a contrast to so many dark churches.
    Written August 9, 2021
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  • BlerimGreeny
    110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were a large group of guests. Environment is extraordinary. You are inside of V-VI century Bizantine church which has great walls made of stone. Service and food is delicious. Strongly recommended!
    Written February 4, 2017
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,975 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Abducted by Hades, the ruler of the underworld, Proserpina was forced to live with him in dark quarters. Her mother Demeter pleaded with Hades to at least allow Proserpina to spend spring and summer above ground. Hades conceded. According to myth it all happened on Sicily.

    in 1867, sculptor Giulio Moschetti was assigned to depict this mythological theme in the (then) new railwaystation area. The fantastic result can still be observed today. The group of sculptures is placed in fountain.
    Written December 30, 2022
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy2,939 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This church was built over the dungeon where - according to traditions - Saint Agatha was kept prisoner. The dungeons are still visible below the church, and here you can see footprints in stone attributed to the Saint, and a baroque statue of the Saint.

    A wonderful Norman-Romanesque portal former belonging to the main Cathedral of Catania constitutes the church entrance, and on the main altar there is a painting of the martyrdom of Saint Agatha.

    Entrance to the church is free, but a contribution is welcome.
    Written April 28, 2023
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  • buntythecow
    Wedmore, UK150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a free exhibition although once inside there is an exhibition that you can pay to see. I assume that this may change.
    We were able to walk in and enjoy the building and explore the art work. We particularly loved the pair of wolves.
    Written March 1, 2020
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