Point of interest

Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo, Catania

It is the main town Square. On the north side is the Elephants Palace, namely, the Town Hall. On the other side of the Square are placed the Amenano Fountain, very...

Archaeological Area

Terme Achilliane

Piazza Duomo, 1, Catania

Achillian Thermae are underground Thermae dating to the fourth-fifth century of which remains just a small portion visible under Duomo Square. Thermal complex is...

Religious building

Cattedrale di Sant'Agata (Duomo)

Piazza Duomo, 1, Catania

The first building dates from 1078-1094, on the ruins of the Achilliane Thermae, on the initiative of Count Roger, with the characteristics of "ecclesia munita"...

Monument

Fontana dell'Elefante

Piazza Duomo, 1, Catania

The Elephant Fountain is a monumental work made between 1735 and 1737 by the architect Giovanni Battista Vaccarini. It is located in the central Duomo Square and its...

Monument

Fontana dell'Amenano

Piazza di Benedetto Alonzo, Catania

Built in 1867 by Neapolitan Tito Angelini in Carrara marble, it is the Amenano river as a young man holding a cornucopia from which flows out of the water that is...

Museum

Museo Diocesano di Catania

Via Etnea, 8, Catania

Built on a basalt cliff overlooking the sea, the Norman Castle has held an important strategic position in the past. The cliff initially stood alone, it was the...

Historical building

Palazzo del Seminario dei Chierici

Via Etnea, 4, Catania

The Palace has a very complex structure and is connected to the Cathedral by a walkway above Uzeda Gate. Once owned by the Church, when it was built, after the...

Point of interest

La Pescheria

Piazza di Benedetto Alonzo, 9, Catania

Old fish market of the city, inserted in the tourist route by air folk that reigns among the fish stalls. This is compared with the Vucciria market in Palermo:...

Historical building

Palazzo San Giuliano

Piazza Dell' Universita', 16, Catania

Located on University Square, houses its administrative offices. Designed by Giovan Battista Vaccarini, it was built in 1738 for the Paterno family. The Palace has...

Historical building

Palazzo degli Elefanti

Via Etnea, 28, Catania

The Palace, which houses the Town Hall of Catania, is located on the north side of Duomo Square. Its construction dates back to 1696, just after the earthquake,...

Architecture

Porta Uzeda

Piazza Duomo, 1, Catania

Uzeda Gate links Duomo Square on Dusmet Street. The Gate opens in the sixteenth Wall of Charles V and is named after the Spanish Viceroy Giovanni Francesco...

Historical building

Palazzo Gioeni

Via Mancini Antonino, 2, Catania

The Palace was built in 1743, on probabe project by architect Gian Battista Vaccarini, in Sicilian baroque style, commissioned by the Duke Gioeni of Anjou as family...