Piazza Duomo, Catania

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An elephant carved from black volcanic rock in 1736--the symbol of Catania itself--sits in a fountain in Piazza Duomo. The square is the historic heart of the city, where you can admire Baroque structures from the 17th century. Look for the Cathedral of Saint Agatha and the town hall, among others. Take some time to people-watch at one of the cafes on the square. Make Piazza Duomo a centerpiece of your Catania vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Catania road trip planner.
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  • Beautiful square, Italian artistic heritage of undisputed beauty and value! If you can go over there during the feast of the Patron Saint is even more impressive!
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  • This square is very beautiful, grand and majestic. It is also the Centre of Catania which is well worth a visit!
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  • We went back to visit the historical centre of Catania after several years of absence and, I must admit, we found it definitely improved. Clean and well maintained, was a pleasure to walk to Cathedral square and surroundings
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  • Best attraction in the city!
  • Beautiful baroque square, overlooked by the Palazzo degli Elefanti-Town Hall-the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, the Palace of the clerics and the amazing Amenano fountain. In practice, the nerve centre of the city is always busy with tourists and locals. Unmissable
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  • One of the most beautiful squares ever seen in Sicily.
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Experience the charms of Sicily at your own pace by booking your stay at a private cottage or luxury villa in Catania. Family-owned cottages offer easy access to some of Sicily's finest beaches, while Catania's self-catering villas often feature sprawling yards and private swimming pools. To experience Sicilian nature and authentic way of life, consider staying at a working farm just outside Catania's city limits. A low-cost alternative, farms and B&Bs spread around the countryside offer comfortable rooms and excellent local food, just a short drive from the busy city center.
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