28 Sights in Catania, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Catania, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 28 sights are available in Catania, Italy.

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1. Museo Diocesano

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The Diocesan Museum of Catania is located in the Palazzo del Seminario dei Chierici adjacent to the Cathedral of Sant'Agata. The museum is accessed both to the terraces of the aforementioned Palazzo and Porta Uzeda, from which you can admire two panoramas: on the one hand Piazza del Duomo di Catania with the fountain of the elephant and via Etnea with the Etna volcano in the background; on the other, the walls of Charles V, the port of Catania with the arches of the Navy to the Ursino Castle. Also from the museum, you also access the underground complex of the Achillian Terme, a journey into the bowels of the city, where the river amenan flows whose waters go back to the surface in the nearby Fountain of the Ammenan between the aforementioned Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Alonzo Di Benedetto, where There is the fish shop.

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2. Chiesa di San Placido

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San Placido is a Roman Catholic church and former-Benedictine monastery located on the piazza of the same name in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. The complex, two blocks east of the Catania Cathedral, spans a polygonal block encompassed by the Via Vittorio Emanuele II on the north, the via Landolina to the east, the via Museo Biscari on a south diagonal, and to the west the piazza San Placido and Via Porticello. Part of the convent is occupied by the Palazzo della Cultura, used for cultural activities and exhibitions. The Monastero di San Placido also serves presently as the Archivio di Stato di Catania.

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3. Anfiteatro Romano

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The Amphitheatre of Catania is a Roman amphitheatre in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy, built in the Roman Imperial period, probably in the 2nd century AD, on the northern edge of the ancient city at the base of the Montevergine hill. Only a small section of the structure is now visible, below ground level, to the north of Piazza Stesicoro. This area is now the historic centre of the city, but was then on the outskirts of the ancient town and also occupied by the necropolis of Catania. The structure is part of the Parco archeologico greco-romano di Catania.

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4. Chiesa di San Biagio

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Chiesa di San Biagio Elio Bonanno / CC BY-SA 3.0

San Biagio, previously called Sant'Agata alla Fornace or La Fornace or Carcara is a Neoclassical architecture, Roman Catholic parish church located at the western edge of the Piazza Stesicoro in the quartiere San Biagio della Calcarella, of Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. The church overlooks a portion of the ruins of the former Ancient Roman amphitheater, while behind the apse in succession are two other churches venerating St Agatha of Sicily: the church of Sant'Agata al Carcere and two blocks west facing the opposite direction is Sant'Agata la Vetere.

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5. Città della Scienza

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The city of science, also called the city of Science of Catania to distinguish it from the homonymous Neapolitan structure, is an initiative of promotion and scientific dissemination managed by volunteers mainly from the University of Catania and located in an old refinery of Zolfo located in via Simeto in Catania, not far from the central station. It is made up of an interactive scientific museum consisting of five defined islands, a distributed exhibition area along a suspended corridor, an auditorium, some workshops and a refreshment area.

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6. Fontana di Sant'Agata

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Fontana di Sant'Agata Maticam78 / Public domain

The Fontana di Sant'Agata, second by order of antiquity in Catania, almost hidden in the walls of via Dusmet, under the archbishopric, is located near Porta Uzeda, in front of the arches of the railway viaduct. The Catania simply call it the fountain. According to popular traditions, the fountain was built in memory of the point from which the body of Sant'Agata had started when it was transported, in 1040, by the Byzantine general Giorgio Maniace, to Constantinople.

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7. San Benedetto

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San Benedetto is a late-Baroque architecture, Roman Catholic church and former Benedictine monastery in the city Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. The church facade faces Via Crociferi, parallels across via San Benedetto the former-Jesuit church of San Francesco Borgia, and both are about a block south along Crociferi from the church and convent of San Giuliano. Entrance to church and monastery appear to be through Piazza Asmundo #9 near the apse of the church.

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8. San Domenico

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San Domenico, also called Santa Maria la Grande is a Roman Catholic church and active convent located on piazza San Domenico in the quartiere di Santa Maria la Grande, in Catania, region of Sicily, Italy. The church stands about two blocks north of the church of Sant'Agata la Vetere on via Santa Maddalena. The neoclassical-style, late 17th-century church houses a few prominent altarpieces that survived the 1693 catastrophe in Catania.

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9. Porta Garibaldi

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Porta Garibaldi Elio Bonanno. The original uploader was Crazychemist1 at Italian Wikipedia. / Public domain

The Porta Garibaldi, originally built as the Porta Ferdinandea or Porta Ferdinanda, is a triumphal arch, built in 1768, located at the end of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, between the Piazza Palestro and Piazza Crocifisso in the quartiere Fortino of Catania, region of Sicily, Italy. It was built to celebrate the marriage of the Bourbon king Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies to the Austrian princess Maria Carolina d'Asburgo-Lorena.

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10. Teatro Greco Romano

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The Roman Theater of Catania consists of site with the ruins of two open air semicircular Ancient Roman theaters, located between Piazza San Francesco, via Vittorio Emanuele, via Timeo and via Teatro Greco in the center of Catania, region of Sicily, southern Italy. The site consists of the larger theater and a smaller semicircular theater, an Odeon. The structure is part of the Parco archeologico greco-romano di Catania.

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11. Ipogeo di Sant'Euplio

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Ipogeo di Sant'Euplio Sebastiano Ittar / Public domain

The church of Sant'EuPlio was a place of worship in Catania in the "Porta di Aci" neighborhood, in front of that of "Sant'Euplio ad Martyres", destroyed by the bombings of the Second World War. Today the transept and the right wall of the only nave of the old building remain standing, which was reconstructed and inaugurated around 1964 in another area of the city, in the "Petriera" neighborhood.

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12. San Francesco Borgia

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San Francesco Borgia is a Roman Catholic church located on Via Crociferi #7, adjacent to the former Collegio Gesuita, and parallel to San Benedetto, and about a block south on Crociferi of the church and convent of San Giuliano, in the city of Catania, region of Sicily, southern Italy. The church is mainly used for exhibits, but still holds much of the original Jesuit artwork.

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13. Chiesa di Sant'Agata la Vetere

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Chiesa di Sant'Agata la Vetere The original uploader was Triquetra at Italian Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 2.5

Sant’Agata la Vetere is a Roman Catholic church located in the piazza of the same name in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. East of church and nearby, but facing in the other direction, are two other churches venerating St Agatha of Sicily: the church of Sant'Agata al Carcere and two blocks east on Piazza Stesicoro is Sant'Agata alla Fornace, now known San Biagio.

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14. Chiesa di Sant'Agata al Carcere

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Santa Agata al Carcere, sometimes called Santo Carcere or the Carcere church is a Roman Catholic church located on Piazza Santo Carcere #7, in the city of Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. It is one of three nearly adjacent churches venerating St Agatha of Sicily in this neighborhood, the other two being Sant'Agata alla Fornace and Sant'Agata la Vetere.

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15. Chiesa di Sant'Agata al Borgo

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Sant’Agata al Borgo is a Roman Catholic church in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. The church rises alongside via Etna. In front of the church is the tree-lined Piazza Cavour with its fountain of Cerere, while south across the piazza rises the church of the Consolazione. The Borgo is one of the original four districts (quartieri) of Catania.

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16. Fontana di Cerere

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The Fontana di Cerere, also known as "Fontana del Borgo" or in the local language Matapallara Dô Buŗgu or Ma'Pallara Dô Buŗgu or Tapallara Dô Buŗgu, is a hydraulic and sculptural work of the city of Catania, now located in the center of Piazza Cavour , popularly called "Piazza Borgo", from the homonymous neighborhood.

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17. Badia di Sant'Agata

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Badia di Sant'Agata or Abbey of St Agatha refers to an 18th-century Roman Catholic church and attached female convent located on Via Vittorio Emanuele #182 in the center of Catania, region of Sicily, southern Italy. The Baroque style church facade is across the street from the left transept of the Cathedral of Catania.

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18. Pozzo di Gammazita

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Pozzo di Gammazita Michele Bassi / Public domain

Il Pozzo di Gammazita is a site located in the historic center of Catania, in the south-west area of the city adjacent to the ancient city walls called Cortina di Gamma Zita at the courtyard of the same name, and refers to a legendary story that occurred to Time of Angevin domination in Sicily, during the Vespers war.

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19. San Giuliano

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San Giuliano The original uploader was Triquetra at Italian Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 2.5

San Giuliano is a Roman Catholic church and attached convent located on Via Crocifero #36 of Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. It stands across from the Collegio dei Gesuiti, whose church of San Francesco Borgia also faces Crociferi. Two blocks north on Crociferi is the baroque church of San Camillo de Lellis.

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20. Cattedrale di Sant'Agata

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Catania Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Agatha, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. It was the seat of the Bishops of Catania until 1859, when the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese, and since then has been the seat of the Archbishops of Catania.

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21. Museo Civico Belliniano

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Museo Civico Belliniano G.dallorto / Attribution

Il Museo civico bellinianoßun museo con sede a Catania, ospitato nelle sale del primo piano del Palazzo Gravina Cruyllas, una delle tante nobili residenze dei Principi di Palagonia, in piazza San Francesco, di fronte all'omonima chiesa, insieme al Museo Emilio Greco.

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22. Santa Maria di Gesù

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Santa Maria di Gesù is a Roman Catholic parish church located on #18 of the piazza of the same name, near its intersection with Viale Regina Margherita, just northwest of Villa Bellini park, in the city of Catania, Region of Sicily, Italy.

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23. Fontana dei Malavoglia

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The Malavoglia fountain is a monumental fountain of the city of Catania, located in Piazza Giovanni Verga, which includes a sculptural artistic group that interprets it stylizing it an episode of the famous Malavoglia Verchian work (1881).

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24. Fontana di Proserpina

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The Fontana del Ratto di Proserpina is a monumental sculptural and hydraulic work of the city of Catania, built in 1904 and located at the end of the Via VI April in a side position to the main building of the Central Station of Catania.

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25. Basilica Santuario di Maria Santissima Annunziata al Carmine

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Basilica Santuario di Maria Santissima Annunziata al Carmine The original uploader was Triquetra at Italian Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Santuario della Madonna del Carmine also called Basilica di Maria Santissima Annunziata al Carmine, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica church and Marian sanctuary located on Piazza Carlo Alberto, in the town of Catania, Sicily.

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26. Chiesa San Gaetano alle Grotte

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San Gaetano alle Grotte is a church in Catania, region of Sicily, southern Italy. The flank of this small church faces Piazza Carlo Alberto where the minor basilica church of the Santuario della Madonna del Carmine is located. ,

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27. Basilica Maria Santissima dell'Elemosina

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The Ancient Royal and Eminent Basilica Collegiate of Our Lady of the Alms better known as Basilica della Colleggiata is a church in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. Finished in 1794, it is an example of Sicilian Baroque.

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28. San Nicolò l'Arena

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San Nicolò l'Arena is the title of both the Roman Catholic church and its adjacent and enormous Benedictine monastery in the city of Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. The facade of the church faces Piazza Dante.

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