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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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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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  • A good place to visit. There is a dress code.Best for pictures in the afternoon with the sun shining on the front. It was nice to hear part of a service.  more »
  • This piazza is a great place to visit with so much going on. It is good to just sit and watch the people go by. Fantastic view of the Duomo di Catania, as well as the elephant statue.  more »
  • We found the Piazza Duomo to be a great place to relax and plan our sites to see in Catania. The church is the heartbeat of the city, we found a seat in front and watched the energy of the city. Our m...  more »