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Duomo di Catania

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Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
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Address: Via Etnea, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 320044
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Catania Private Walking Tour with Option of Food and Wine Tasting
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Historic City Centre!

We went for a day out with our friends of a lifetime who live in Catania, and after our shopping day in Via Etnea (THE shopping desination of Catania!), they took us for a break... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour started in the heart of the old city center Piazza Duomo. The piazza is home to , U liotru, an elephant statue carrying an obelisk and the Cathedral di Sant' Agata or Saint Agatha. St Agata is patron saint of breast cancer patients. It is told that her breast were cut off. Catania is a blend of Norman,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a day out with our friends of a lifetime who live in Catania, and after our shopping day in Via Etnea (THE shopping desination of Catania!), they took us for a break in this part of the centre.. and it's really relaxing to look at! There's this big Cathedral, home to St. Agatha (a HUGE procession is... More 

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Thank Cristy M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catania Duomo is famous and is one of the many other churches you will visit in Catania and Sicily. Open all day, one can visit easily, attend a service or just sit around and rest, all for free.

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Thank Lin L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful part of history in middle of then heart of Catania. Beautiful City with a such an bad luck and sad stories.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very bustling and colourful market, many cheap and good restaurants, and nice facad of the churches. Climbing up to the roof of the church of Santa Lucia gives impressive views of the city center, the sea, and the Etna.

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Rohnert Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have read that Catania is insustrial and relatively unattractive. In some ways this is true..a busting busy port with its associated shipping, cargo handling, commercial and industrial activities. I stayed in the historical center and enjoyed the attractions of Piazza Duomo,beautiful at night; the many restaurants and cafes,wine bars, shopping in the open market. Even the McDonald's was beautiful!(sorry, no... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully restored mix of all the symbols that make Catania special, the Duomo encompasses iconic images such as the elephant (Liotru), the black lava pavement, the fountain (acqua o linzolu) and the cathedral of course with Agata's crypt. I strongly recommend going at sun set as the lighting is surreal. Visit the fish market in the morning instead! Enjoy

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Thank Alisandru
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Each region of Italy is unique. The churches are all glorious and ornate and BEAUTIFUL! This one is amazing. If you have an opportunity to go, please do!

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Thank MammaDonna
Wilmslow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Well worth a visit. Very impressive building inside and out. Fantastic paintings inside and amazing aritectural features outside. There was a service in progress on our visit.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We bought I think on trip advisor or aviator. More people should take this tour. Walk around Catania seeing the sights learning history go through the fish market and taste food. Go around Catania and taste drinks, wines, foods, our guide Elena was awesome. Best tour ever!

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