Its one of 118 in the town and mostly rebuilt after various earthquakes. Just one end survives from its norman origin. There are some very interesting painted murals around the alter, the rest is forgettable.
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We made a brief pitstop before heading back to the ship. The local police would not allow our van to park for more than 15 minutes. We were able to walk through the square and see the nice architecture. Wish we could of stayed a...More
Pizza Duomo is the centre of the catania's life, you can reach the principal places in few times! During the day is amazing to see the frenzy and at the same time this beautiful construction, that isn't formed by only the Duomo. The Duomo is...More
Compact square that is the heart of Catania; has the Duomo church dominating this, and an elephant statue (of lava rock) in the center with an obleisk above it; to commemorate the disasterus eruptions of Mt Etna in late 1600's that buried this town. There...More
The elegant centre of Catania, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693. Dominated by the ornate cathedral, the quiirky elephaant fountain and (weather permitting) the ever-present view of Etna brooding over the city northwards along the Via Etnea
This is a spectacular square in the heart of the magnificent old city of Catania. There a number of magnificent buildings in the square and nearby
Dirtiest town I have ever been in. Totally depressing. I don't know why they make this a port stop on a cruise.
despite it is a small and compact plaza but it is beauitful, vibrant and interesting. not only because of the duomo but also the city emblem which an elephant with a pole in the middle which attracts you to read more about why did they...More
The center of Catania - really beautiful buildings - is very small, and this piazza is in the middle. So, is you want to see Catania - go there
Went here during a recent cruise visit. Well worth having a look at this beautiful church. It is set in a lovely square.