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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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful square, Italian artistic heritage of undisputed beauty and value! If you can go over there during the feast of the Patron Saint is even more impressive!
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  • August 17, 2017
    This square is very beautiful, grand and majestic. It is also the Centre of Catania which is well worth a visit!
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  • August 17, 2017
    We went back to visit the historical centre of Catania after several years of absence and, I must admit, we found it definitely improved. Clean and well maintained, was a pleasure to walk to Cathedral square and surroundings
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