Palazzo degli Elefanti, Catania

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Palazzo degli Elefanti is located in Catania. Use our Catania trip itinerary builder to visit Palazzo degli Elefanti on your trip to Catania, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful building on the pedestrian Plaza to be quieter in the visits and take photos. Best to visit in the evening so it's not as hot.
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  • August 17, 2017
    the palazzo is located in piazza duomo were you can see lots of attractions as well as good food for acceptable price.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    In front of the Palacio degli Elefanti is celebrate Fontana Dell ' Elefante, Vaccarini's work under the reconstruction after the earthquake of 1693, the base is formed by a pedestal in white marble with 2 figures that symbolize the rivers of Catania-Simeto and Amenano. On top is the elephant-originally carved out of a single block of stone vulcanica-. In their flanks a saddle also in white marble where are carved the shields of Santa Agata, the patroness of Catania ... On the back of the elephant an Egyptian obelisk on top of which a sphere with a palm leaf and a bouquet of lilies symbols (martirio and purity) of Santa Agata. A beautiful symbol of the city.
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  • The elephant statue is one of the cutest statues I've ever seen. There is also an elephant carving on the floor of the piazza.
  • Beautiful square with the movie esk appeal that you would see in old classic Italian movies.
  • Good photos anda access to another turistic points
  • Lovely fountains and free Wi-Fi if you manage to connect.
  • Spectacular piazza!

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