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Monastero dei Benedettini

Piazza Dante 32, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 710 2767
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I was wondering around catania and decided to go and have a look.. Great architecture and design... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Monastery free to see

It's beautiful place to visit. Entry is free, you get a map with some description about the place... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Piazza Dante 32, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Centro Catania
+39 095 710 2767
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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.

1  Thank vinnicheers
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

It's beautiful place to visit. Entry is free, you get a map with some description about the place. Building is old and you still can feel the vibe of old even that is full with young students. I definitely recommend this place. Its max 2...More

1  Thank MayaAngel13
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were not planning to visit this monument in Catania but were ver pleased to change our minds. A guided visit costs some money but we did it on our own, which I personally prefer. The building now belongs to the University of Catania.

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Its history is one of the most interesteing I have heard. The colours of the paintings in the cathethdral are special:)

Thank Ildikó K
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Looking at it from outside, it does not seem that big or that beautiful. However, once you start the tour you realize this is some sort of a city within a city. Guided tours take place every hour (only in Italian), but we had the...More

1  Thank Catalin D
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is an imposing attraction in the area of the Roman theatre.I though about the inhabitants living a contemplative life. This is not a splashy or exciting exhibit, but good. I would imagine it would be more beautiful in Spring and summer but we enjoyed...More

Thank Stan W
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A venue with a lot of spaces in a charming area. Wonderful Sicilian baroque style. In Catania, a town that everybody must see.

Thank GaetanoSciataCMP
Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you visit the Monastero, I recommend to take a guided tour on a quite moment (sunday for example). The 1,5h guide is very informative and gives you an extended history of the monastory. The tour is in Italian but written english information is available....More

1  Thank JeroenKnip
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great place to spend a couple of hours and it's free. We had written information to go around the monastery with, which was very interesting. It was good to see that the monastery is used by students today to study just as the monks did...More

Thank SharonNigel2014
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I have been there on a festive day and it was thr only tour available during that day. The guide was realy nice, gave a lot of info not only about the monastery but about the entire town, also regarding what other places could be...More

Thank Ariana C
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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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