Duomo di Catania, Catania

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The seat of the Archbishops of Catania, Duomo di Catania has been destroyed--by earthquakes and Mount Elba eruptions--and rebuilt several times through the centuries. The church's foundation is built on top of Roman bathhouse remains and what's left of the fortified church walls. Part of the transept, the two towers, and three apses are the only visible parts of the original Norman building. The humility of the original structure has given way to grand architecture and artwork that surrounds the tombs of King Frederick III, King Louis, and other notable Italians. Use our Catania trip app to visit Duomo di Catania on your trip to Catania, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The main square, from it starts Via Etnea. All a very nice, lots of cafes and restaurants in a circle, impressive by day and at night.
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  • Striking exterior and uncluttered Interior, the Church of Aghia Agathi (Patron Saint of Catania) is a reference point for the city. If you're lucky you during your visit to find yourself in an operation. Listen to the melodic voices of the choir. Also, there is the tomb of the most famous citizen of Catania: the composer Vincenzo Bellini.
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  • This beautiful Cathedral, surrounded by the graciosa Piazza with many restaurants, shops and cafes, is a must-see if you are in the city: beautiful architecture, exquisite works of art and, more importantly for who like me is a believer, provides a suitable place for pray and even if you're lucky to hear mass, even in Italian.
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