Sicily Sights



Piazza del Duomo

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," the Sicilian pronunciation of Heliodorus, an 8th-century sorcerer tied by legend to the origins of the statue. From here you can look way down the long, straight Via Garibaldi to see a black-and-white-striped fortress and entrance to the city, the Porta Garibaldi.

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  • Address: Catania | Map It
  • Location: Catania
Updated: 02-15-2013

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