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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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  • For those visiting the city in Catania, we recommend starting from the Cathedral through the streets of downtown ...
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  • This is one of the most beautiful I have ever visited Catania's beautiful rich in history ...
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  • Beautiful square. l Center stands the elephant co Obelisk symbol of Catania, on the East the Cathedral with a Latin cross plan, Norman apse (FedericoII) where is Saint Agatha the patron saint of the city-to the North the municipality and to the South the Palace of the elephants. the Baroque was designed by Vaccarini which marked the rebuilding of the city after the earthquake of 1693.
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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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