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Monastero dei Benedettini

Piazza Dante 32, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 710 2767
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Really inspiring

A beautiful monastery, can't see inside, but the outside was impressive and free. A good street... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lindsey G
via mobile
Well worth a visit.

There are some stunning stairways and a lovely garden in this building. The owner of our B&B... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Piazza Dante 32, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Centro Catania
+39 095 710 2767
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful monastery, can't see inside, but the outside was impressive and free. A good street market on when I was there with artisan products at good prices.

Thank Lindsey G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are some stunning stairways and a lovely garden in this building. The owner of our B&B recommended it, and we were not disappointed. A short walk from the City Centre.

Thank Bless1973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guided tour comprises not only a description of the very complex building itself but also an insight into the history of Catania (volcanic eruption, earthquake, etc) and the history of Sicily and Italy (warring barons, unification, etc). The tour is not expensive and there...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend guide only because of plenty information but if you want to go solo it is still ok. You can ask people around or students about history of this aristocratic monastery. You will surely have a pleasant time.

Thank bojanfrajlic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No thrills, no major excitement, yet a very pleasing afternoon break. Like all of Catania's historic buildings, there's a wealth of history everywhere you choose to visit. I didn't take the guided tour, just quietly wandered around, discovering that there's much more than I saw...More

Thank NowhereBill
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the monastery with a guide (having the ticket with the museum) and the tour of 1 hour was interesting especially for all the information the guide gave us.

Thank Paolo186225
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We spend an hour wandering around the monastery and its gardens. Very peaceful, away from the bustle of Catania - but that's about all there is to it. The architecture and decoration of the monastery is fairly nondescript. Woth up to an hour of your...More

Thank steveos717
Reviewed 1 April 2017

If you have time visit the monastery. We didn't take the tour but still enjoyed wandering around, finding inner courtyards where students were sitting. Some parts were closed. It was a relaxing and peaceful visit.

Thank newgallowaygirl
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Decided not to take the guided tour, just took the free map and wandered around amongst the students. Much history to see.

Thank BBA2012
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I was wondering around catania and decided to go and have a look.. Great architecture and design. Lovely interiors.

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Dear friends, What times are the english speaking tours? Thank you
29 March 2017|
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Response from BBA2012 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are on the hour. They are in Italian but you are given an English script to read as you go around
Gentilissimi. Saremo a Catania per le vacanze pasquali. Siamo due persone. E' possibile visitare il Monastero con visita guidata compresa la biblioteca nei giorni dal 14 al 17 aprile? E' possibile prenotare online? Vi prego fornirmi tutte le informazioni utili. Grazie. Cordialità Andrea Pischedda
26 February 2017|
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Response from Officine C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Gentile Andrea, il Monastero è aperto tutti i giorni dalle 9.00 alle 17.00 anche durante le festività pasquali. Per effettuale la prenotazione, che noi consigliamo, è necessario contattarci ai seguenti numeri telefonici... More
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All'interno trovo anche didascalie in inglese ? Come funziona per i turisti ? Vorrei portarci il mio ragazzo che non è italiano
19 October 2016|
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Response from Officine C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Cara 1_ginger, le modalità per visitare il Monastero dei Benedettini di Catania sono due: - nei giorni di apertura del Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche dell'Università di Catania è possibile passeggiare all'interno del... More
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