Sicily Sights


Piazza del Duomo

"Piazza del Duomo" on a summer night in 2014 to avoid heat and crowds.

Piazza del Duomo Review

Shining from a 21st-century renovation, this piazza, which is closed to traffic, has at its heart an elephant carved out of lava, balancing an Egyptian obelisk. This is the city's informal mascot, called "u Liotru" in Sicilian dialect. The square also marks the entrance to Catania's famous pescheria (fish market) and is one of the few points in the city where you can see the River Amenano aboveground. Another point of interest is Via Garibaldi, which runs from Piazza Duomo up toward the impressively huge Porta Garibaldi, a black-and-white triumphal arch built in 1768 to commemorate the marriage of Ferdinando I.

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  • Address: Piazza del Duomo, Catania | Map It
  • Location: Catania
Updated: 04-11-2014

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