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The cathedral dates to 1093 when it was constructed on the ruins of an earlier Roman Baths. The building has suffered a series of misfortunes throughout its history having been destroyed by earthquakes and fire. The present structure dates to 1711 with the dome added...More
This is another beautiful Cathedral you must see. If you think the outside is stunning with it's statues and brilliant stone work, then inside will knock you out for a sixer.
Murals, artwork, alters and a bust of a notable Franciscan priest are just some...More
The Basilica is located at Piazza Duomo. Admission is free. It's the seat of the Archbishops of Catania. It's been destroyed and rebuilt several times because of earthquakes and eruptions of Mt. Etna. It was originally constructed in 1078-1093. A must see - especially the...More
In general Catania is dark, dirty and dreary city. In this same vein, the Cathedral de Sant Agata positioned on an open plaza a few blocks from the harbor was fairly traditional from the outside but relatively poorly light, unattractive and dreary inside. Much of...More
I have viated many churches in Italy. It is not the most extravagant, but still is the nicest you will find in Catania. It is free to visit but i suggest paying the 3€ per person to viait the dome. You will be able to...More