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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  • The true heart of the beautiful city of Catania. Where does the via etnea and the historic and commercial heart of the city
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  • Very beautiful square with the Cathedral dominates and opposite of the statue of the elephant that is the charm of the locals. Extremely clean! Before continuing on Via Etnea savour a cappuccino or espresso at cafe duomo (accompanied by sweet of course ...). If you are lucky you will enjoy your beverage with music accompaniment of itinerant musicians ...
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  • A place charming, full of people at all hours of the day, where you see from a couple taking pictures to tourists of all ages and nationalities marveled to taking photos. From here, you can hire one of these tours by bus that will take you around the city.
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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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