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Monastero dei Benedettini, Catania
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Nestled in the heart of Catania's old district and originally constructed during the 16th century, Monastero dei Benedettini is now part of the University of Catania. Admire the decorative fountains and colonnades around the complex, as well as the large, painted frescoes in the main hall. Visit the library to browse nearly 270,000 volumes of books, scrolls, manuscripts, and other rare and significant pieces. A rooftop garden overlooks the town. The bookstore can satisfy your Sicilian curiosity. A visit to Monastero dei Benedettini represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Catania trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Dear readers, usually before visiting a place I document, this time I didn't and we arrived at the Monastery absolutely news fasts. Surprise ... ... wonderful place, very nice guide and full of passion, not tell you more ... go for it! In General is a surprise. Little tip: go to the dome of the Badia di Sant'Agata, near the Duomo and ask to visit the Town Hall. Another little tip: another surprise at the Agora ... ... look for it and have fun!
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  • A visit with a guided tour, otherwise most environments will not be accessible. Besides the signs this is quite messy and incorrect.
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  • Now it is in management at the University. Why BW monitor Books etc. .. N just very nice and long cloister corridors.
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  • Amazing Campus, which you can also view without the tour. The insides are well worth it too, for which you need a guide.
  • Historic monastery with a very good service of touristic guides.
  • Great atmosphere
  • Very beautiful the visit inside the monastery. Guide very prepared and always smiling. The staff at the desk info, very helpful.
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  • A monastery of size and unexpected beauty, with salt. The library, a gift of Baron ursinus, is sublime: I took pictures to bring to everyone how much I admired and that it is not easy to describe.
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