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Piazza Santa Caterina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0921 381017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited this charming little church as we happened to pass by , noticed the announcement for a concert and returned. Two lady pianists were giving a recital, delightful, memorable, we felt lucky to have been there, and it was free !

Thank Doris W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Preferred this church to the cathedral. Was light and airy and with the doors permanently open, looked so inviting. Very simple architecture but inside is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Like all the old churches around Italy, the Chiesa di Santa Caterina has got the great wooden ceiling structure and is filled with detailed architecture. Worth to take in (in silence) when around!

Thank Menno007
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This church is open at all times and we enjoyed watching wedding parties emerging from the church with the cries of Viva le sposi! There were flowers inside and on the steps leading to the doors of the church. Locals sat and chatted and others...More

Thank trumpet167
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Pleasant enough little church with some interesting statuary and paintings. Quite plain by Italian standards.

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Popped in here before going into the Tourist Information Office. Nothing spectacular about it - there are nicer churches to visit.

Thank JGandIG
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The church is in the Main street and from the surrounding bars you can often Watch People gathering for or After weddings. The church itself is a Calm relaxing place.

Thank Verena S
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Be sure to stop in here for a quick history lesson from the Greeks to Modern day. There are ruins and various artwork which spans the history of Taormina which you can tour without moving and simply turning your head.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This was our favourite square with the lovely Santa Caterina church. We were lucky to see a wedding there.Lucchio's bar in this square is a great watering hole and people watching spot.

Thank Lois G
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Built on the ruins of the Odeon, which are easily missed behind it, this charming chruch was built in the early 17th century and part of the floor has been removed to show remains of an earlier Greek/Roman structure. Above the entrance is an early...More

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