Landmarks/ Points of Interest in Catania

THE 10 BEST Catania Points of Interest & Landmarks

Points of Interest & Landmarks in Catania

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  • Becky C
    Washington3 contributions
    Catania is a beautiful city!! The duomo square is lovely and I love the elephant statue. It's been a nice vacancy here, have to come back :)
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • B M
    Great Yarmouth, UK1,070 contributions
    Stunning architecture & beautiful inside,, this is a beautiful Cathedral, sitting in the main square,, it is stunning and very picturesque.. A must if you're sightseeing as we were,,.. There's a fish & fruit Market off the the square,,
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA13,071 contributions
    This partially pedestrian street leads off from Piazza Duomo. It is a great way to visit a number of the points of interest including the Giardino Bellini, several churches, Piazza Stesicoro, and the Monumento a Vincenzo Bellini, all of which are located along it.
    Written August 9, 2021
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  • Josh Formentera
    Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
    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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  • Marius P
    Oslo, Norway1,698 contributions
    A nice quiet street with old buildings. Restaurante de Mario on the street is a must place to eat while in catania. No cars allowed
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • Bob R
    Phoenix, AZ32 contributions
    The square is beautiful and fun... a mix of locals and tourists all enjoying a night on the town. A great spot to unwind at the end of the day.
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Dave C
    Alexandria, VA1,486 contributions
    Admission is only 6 euro and while not large or taking a lot of time, it was a pleasant visit and it got me and my co-worker out of the rain for a few minutes. Some art, and you could hear a choir practicing, which was kind of fun given the decorated church. Worth going for the doors and the high level of preservation.
    Written March 27, 2022
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  • tinkerbell539
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates98 contributions
    A great hot spot to take photos as theres lots going on in this area. If you are in the area its worth having a look at this.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland24,896 contributions
    For somebody interested in architecture, especially in the Sicilian Late Baroque, for which Catania is famous, it is impossible not to be impressed by the facade of the Collegiata in Via Etnea, just a bit north of Piazza Università.

    The official name of the church is 'Maria Santissima dell'Elemosina' (from the Greek 'Eleumosine', meaning 'Mercy'), but since the service here was traditionally done by canons, it is commonly known as the 'Collegiata'.

    It is a for the Sicilian Late Baroque a typical 'Campanile Facade', thus with a clocktower, which is on the third level. On the first one will see six columns and on the second a balustrade with 4 statues of saints.
    Written December 30, 2019
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  • Andydjp
    Stotfold, UK583 contributions
    This is a short walk from the central train station but it seems to be a forgotten fountain and landmark which requires restoration. It needs a good clean up as well the surrounding area being cleared of rubbish and overgrown trees. This seems to be typical of many of the cities out lying structures that all require some maintenance and care. It is a shame as this could be such a great feature.
    Written October 8, 2019
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  • swtraveler15
    Springfield, MA1,552 contributions
    It is definitely worth the walk to make your way down to the Porta Garibaldi. The stripes are unusual and the details wonderful to see. The area doesn't have much else to offer but we enjoyed the Porta.
    Written January 26, 2020
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  • BlerimGreeny
    110 contributions
    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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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA13,071 contributions
    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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  • buntythecow
    Wedmore, UK149 contributions
    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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  • Sue G
    Denver, CO89 contributions
    This is an example of less common Roman construction: a rotonda. And like so many archeological sites in Sicily, it has a layered history starting with the Greeks to Romans to Norman to Baroque. This just takes a half hour and worth the time. It is close to the Roman amphitheater, surrounded by a living neighborhood. Upon exiting, look across the street at the abandoned yellow building. It is an example of fascist architecture.
    Written February 12, 2017
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