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In the Heart of Catania

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In the Heart of Catania

A stone's throw from Catania port is Piazza Duomo, a huge square where some of the most suggestive buildings and meeting places in Catania overlook.

In the Heart of Catania
  • S. Agata Cathedral

    Dedicated to the patron saint of the city, the cathedral was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1693 and was rebuilt in baroque style between 1734 and 1761 by Vaccarini and Palazzotto. The façade is made of Carrara marble, the interior houses the relics of the Saint and important monuments, including musician Vincenzo Bellini's tomb.

  • Achillian Thermal Baths

    Thermal baths dating back to the IV-V centuries that are located just below Piazza del Duomo. Different spaces can be still identified, including a large rectangular room with vaults, supported by pillars with stucco decorations.

  • La Pescheria (Fish Market)

    La Pescheria (Piscarìa in Sicilian language) is the ancient fish market of Catania city. The market is always crowded and the incessant vocation (la vuciata) of the sellers creates an Arab souk background.

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