this important monument of local culture contains also la tomba di Bellini, the great maestro's tomb
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When it is too hot, there is fresh air inside, so you may consider a small rest there. The church is big but not so particular compared to Baroque churces in the southern Sicily
As with all churches, this cathedral is free. It is well worth a visit to look at the tomb of Bellini, and the neo-classical architecture of the interior. The pulpit is a bit different and fits in well with the interior. The relics of the...More
We have been to Elefante many times. It's a great place to bring people visiting and is located within steps or walking distance to the fish market, gelato, shopping and of course the duomo and amphitheater. We love it here, rain or shine!
The Neoclassical interior of the cathedral in Catania is a restrained building with less attention to decoration and more attention to refined elegance. The side chapels to S. Agata and others are worth looking at, as is the tomb to the composer Bellini. The exterior...More
Free entry - maybe give the beggar on the door step your donation .. photography allowed. An interesting walk around - including Bellini's tomb - not a very ornate interior but still beautiful. They do close at midday for il reposa ( siesta ) ...
What a beautiful piece of architecture. It is amazing that it still stands as it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times do the eruptions of Mt. Etna, and earthquakes. It started out as Norman architecture, and now because of all the damage rebuilds, it...More
The Duomo of Catania is one of the several buildings inscribed in the UNESCO world heritage list. It is worthy indeed. Magnificent basilica with fine baroque decoration.
While en route to dinner, we stopped at the Duomo, which was closed. A large domed church across the street, however, we open and for 3 euros, you could climb to the top of the dome. It was fabulous! Views of Catania from the harbor...More