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Chiesa di San Nicolo All'Arena, Catania
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Chiesa immensa, di proporzioni mastodontiche, è una delle più grandi (se non addirittura la più grande) della Sicilia, con un'altezza massima di 71 metri, nonostante la facciata incompiuta che ne sfig... read more »Immense, mammoth proportions, Church is one of the largest (if not the largest) of Sicily, with a maximum height of 71 metres, despite an incomplete façade that disfigures the majestic aspect that should have had. The Interior is white and apparently little rich, but only because the precious paintings that adorn the altars are hidden by the proportions of the aisles. Undisputed masterpieces are the monumental organ, which is also one of the largest in Sicily and the Sundial at the foot of the presbytery. Admission is free, and can be visited also by "coro di notte", during the guided tour of the adjacent Benedictine monastery, with the particular perspective that had the monks.show original
Un monastère bénédictin malnené par le volcan, transformé plusieurs fois. Le guide "vivait" ses explications et cela a donné une visite guidée passionanteA monastery Benedictine malnene by the volcano, transformed several times. The guide "lived" his explanations and that gave an exciting guided tourshow original
Sono rimasto basito per le proporzioni. Davvero grande. MaStodontica. Misura 105 metri per 48 del transetto. Venne iniziata nel 1687 poi bloccata a causa del terremoto e successivamente ripresa. Diven... read more »I was thrilled for the proportions. Really great. Mammoth. It measures 105 metres by 48 of the transept. Was begun in 1687 then blocked due to the earthquake and subsequently resumed. It became the largest church in Sicily. The façade of piazza Dante is the most fascinating I I. Unfinished columns make it all fascinating. The pass is crossed by a sundial of Marble inlaid with zodiac signs. Nearby is the organ that shamelessly pours into a State of disrepair. Too bad. Attached to the Church is the Benedictine monastery of San Nicolò. The monastery and in restoration is the seat of the Faculty of Humanities.show original
Monumental church. The facade is one of the trademarks of the city. If you can, take a walk on the roof for some city sight seeing.
Antonio CondorelliThe former Benedictine monastery is a site of extraordinary beauty, which certainly deserves a visit. Today Campus, offers much for the visitor, I recommend the excellent organized visits by cultural workshops. There is also a library.show original
Roberto VastaWonderful, a piece of culture and civilization. ... Sicily and Catania. ... that everyone should know to know where we came from and who we are ...! Thanks to the guides ... ... love for the place and for their work ...!show original
Alessandro Del PexBeautiful, majestic and solemnshow original
Stefano PellegrinoThe former Benedictine monastery is now home to the humanistic lung of the University of Catania. Nice! It is a trip back in time.show original
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