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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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  • Arrived in Catania from Airport and/or Port touches you always visit one of the most important unique locations; Piazza Duomo with its impressive cathedral in honour of Sant'Agata V.M. and Baroque architecture of the surrounding buildings, and to enjoy a cocktail with prickly pear in the lounge of the bars close.
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  • Nice square and the duomo is beautiful, much more outside to inside. But is a place very nice.
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  • Is a very nice square, with many souvenir shops. In the square is the elephant, and then the majestic Church of Sant'Agata. It is very warm, you can sit and admire it from all sides.
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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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