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Piazza Duomo, Catania

Historic Site · Landmark
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 square is very typical for Sicily, all noisy and beautiful, with impressive monuments all around. But none is quite like the black elephant carved in lava.  more »
  • A nice Piazza to the front of the Duomo with cafès and restaurants to two sides. A great place to watch Catanian life pass by from Brides using its features as a backdrop to their wedding pictures...  more »
  • Very beautiful square with the most beautiful and remarkable buildings in Catania. Busy with tourists.  more »
  • It is probably the nicest open place to go in Catania. However some of the other places to go aren't far behind. I spent over an hour there looking around and eating. The fish market is right beside it behind a fountain. It connects to most of the old city by the main old roads which you can walk mostly without cars. It isn't as big or as nice as the big piazzas in Rome or Venice but it was nice. However there is very few places to sit except for th cafes.
  • Amazing architecture with a great atmosphere. Fish market was also wonderful to experience even if it was a bit smelly. You must try some of the freshly prepared food from the hole in the wall fish restaurant.
  • A very nice plaza! An important landmark! Very lively place, many people around! It is a must place to be seen in Catania. The building itself is magnificent, the design and architecture are marvellous! Nice spot for taking pictures and walking around. Many restaurants, and souvenirs shops around!
  • a very impressive Duomo, almost like a miniaturized version of the Duomo in Milan. The aesthetic is a good representation of the era, but not as bold as some others. The intricate details are fascinating, as you will find certain aspects to standout more depending on the time of day. The interior is equally impressive with all the opulence one would expect from a Catholic church. The grounds include very colorful gardens and various statues throughout. This is a must visit, and would highly recommend one to visit in day and night to have the complete experience.
  • Beautiful place with some really pretty buildings and monuments on/around it. The square is even prettier to look at at night, when all the lights are on. Furthermore, there is almost always some musician in the evening/at night and we've also seen professional dancers there before. Really awsome to look at and listen to!

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