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Fontana dell'Elefante

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Symbol of Cantana

This fountain with the elephant made of lava rock and the obelisk is part of the historic lore of... read more

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Jefferson City, Missouri
Symbol of the city

A strange monument to represent the city. Made out of lava from Etna and the central focal point of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Piazza Duomo | Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

This fountain with the elephant made of lava rock and the obelisk is part of the historic lore of the city. One legend states that dwarf elephants were in Sicily and their skulls were possibly the origin of cyclops.

Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A strange monument to represent the city. Made out of lava from Etna and the central focal point of Duomo Piazza

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful statue in a central location. The square is a good starting point for a variety of exploration tours

Thank Kalervo S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see here if on a short visit. Right by the famous fish market, and the Cathedral. Also various eateries nearby.

Thank Lindsey724
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monument is not very attreactive but I would say quite nice. It seems like someone tried to attract people with a mixture of everything. A fontain, an oblisk a nice monument. Cute

Thank Rami A
Reviewed 19 September 2018

A nice little statue with an elephant made of black lava stone. Nice decoration on the piazza in front of the cathedral.

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The Fontana dell’Elefante feels like the epicentre of tourists in Catania. With the catholic Cathedral and several “pallazo’s” surrounding it, the fountain attracts many people. Needless to say lots of guides, salesmen, etc approach you while walking around the fountain. Still, the fountain is a...More

Thank Menno007
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is where everyone comes or goes when in Catania. It is so central and visually very exciting with the Duomo opposite the Fontana dell Elefante and the fish market right next door - superb spot -teas coffees, beers wine gelato all readily available and...More

Thank len_green50
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Piazza of Duomo di Catania offers not only the great view and beautiful cathedral of the city but very relaxing and full of people at the same time place as well. You can just sit here and watch how locals live, eating sicilian tasty gelato...More

Thank ninomacharashvili
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This impressive fountain/monument is the centrepiece of the plaza and dates to 1736. The elephant and obelisk both date to the Roman era, the elephant is sculpted from lava and the obelisk originated in Egypt. Catania has the elephant as it's emblem.

Thank Dan L
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