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Piazza Duomo - cathedral

cataniaThe elephant fountain evocate the Minerva square in Rome. The animal in volcanic rock goes back to roman antiquity, it supports an Egyptian obelisk with a symbol of Saint Agate.
Symbol of Catania, this elephant would have the capacity to calm violences of Etna.

The cathedral, dedicated to Saint Agate, was built towards the end of the XIth century by the Norman Roger I. It was rebuilt after the terrible earthquake of 1693.
The frontage is mainly a work of Vaccarini. On the side one can see the high Normans apses of volcanic stone. In addition to the relics of Saint Agathe, the cathedral shelters also the tomb of Bellini.


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catania - collegiale Collegiale (Santa Maria della Consolazionne, XIIIth)

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cataniacatania - baroc churches Baroque churches (Via Crociferi)


Piazza Bellini 

bellini catania Bellini square and its theatre Massimo Bellini.

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Place Bellini and teatro Massimo

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castle ursino in cataniaCastello Ursino.
The castle was built by Frederic II in the XIIIth century, on the seaside at this time. An Etna eruption in 1669 deplaced the seaside with important lava flow.

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Piazza Dante 

cataniacataniacatania - piazza dante Piazza Dante square


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