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Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo

In the heart of Catania, Piazza del Duomo, encircled by impressive Baroque buildings, recently became a UNESCO world heritage site. In the middle of the square is Fontana dell’Elefante, Catania’s most famous monument – the lava stone Elephant Fountain.
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Basilica Cattedrale Sant’Agata

Piazza del Duomo is also home to Basilica Cattedrale Sant’Agatal. Behind the marble walls is the final resting place of the city’s patron saint, Agata. Every February processions are held in her honour.
Caltagirone

Caltagirone

The small town of Caltagirone, located 42 miles from Catania, is at the heart of Sicily’s ceramic handicraft tradition. The town also offers beautiful architecture, so do not miss the richly decorated walls of the Scala dei Santa Maria steps. Along the stairs there are old, historic buildings.
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Museo Civico Belliniano

Sicily’s most famous composer is Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835), who was born in Catania. His operas like ’Norma’, ’La Straniera’ and ’Sonnambula’ are famous all over the world. The museum honouring Vincenzo Bellini, Museo Cicico Belliniani, is claimed to be one of the nicest in Catania.
Teatro Romano & Odeon

Teatro Romano & Odeon

At Via Vittoria Emanuele you will find Catania’s best kept ruins from Roman times. The Roman Theatre, including gladiator tunnels and the circular auditorium Odeon lie next to each other, surrounded by other buildings.
Etna

Etna

Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, stands about 3,330 metres high between Catania and Taormina. It erupts regularly, most recently in 2012, and since 2002 visitors are not allowed to climb to the top of any of its four craters. Regular buses depart for Etna from Catania.
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Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943

Sicily played an important role in the liberation from the German occupation during World War II. This museum, the Historical Museum of the Landing in Sicily 1943, displays memories and history from that time, and often leaves its visitors emotionally concerned.
Monastero dei Benedettini

Monastero dei Benedettini

Come here for a stroll in the beautiful surroundings or a guided tour of the area. Monastero dei Benedettini, from the 16th century, is one of the biggest Benedictine monastery in Europe and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it hosts a part of the University of Catania and you find it just 10 minutes from the Cathedral square.
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