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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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  • I had never visited the center of Catania and a working dinner in the area was an opportunity for a quick walk downtown. The square looks very neat and impressive with the lava rock protagonist
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  • If you are looking for a bit of culture mixed in with shopping then this is a good place to start. As you enter the square you will find wonderful architecture everywhere you look. There is also a mar...  more »
  • A suggestive place of Catania. the Cathedral is fantastic and the fountain of the elegant and impressive. The evening lit piazza duomo is a dream come true
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