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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. To visit Piazza Duomo and other attractions in Catania, use our Catania tourist route planner.
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  • All, tourists, local and lot of police here is as a central starting place to find. Also here is the starting point for city tours by bus. Some restaurants and tasty ice-cream shops, fountains and architectural sites.
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  • Here on this square is always busy. The dom, the much photographed elephant and figurehead of Catania stands on the square, behind the square is the fish market and this section is car-free. It is a meeting point for locals, school classes and tourists. It's a nice square, has atmosphere, definitely worth it and don't forget to visit the market!
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  • Che meraviglia. lVedi Cathedral, magnificent, the fish market that attracts tourists in an exaggerated way, you can see the street etneta, shopping street, along its whole length, and two other streets that you expand along the town, Via vittorio emanuele and via garibaldi, fascinating for their mixed style, Greek, Roman Baroque. To visit
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  • It's really impressive to know that the city's population shelter during the air raids of World War II, as you see the images taken in the shelter during the war.
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  • Nice worth it cost € 5
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