Fodor's Expert Review Cattedrale di Sant'Agata (Duomo)

Catania Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Giovanni Vaccarini designed the contrasting black lava and white limestone facade of the cathedral, which dominates the Piazza del Duomo and which houses the tomb of composer Vincenzo Bellini. Also of note are the three apses of lava that survive from the original Norman structure and a fresco from 1675 in the sacristy that portrays Catania's submission to Etna's attack. Guided tours of the cathedral, which is dedicated to Catania's protector, are available in English if reserved at least a week in advance. The cathedral's treasures are on view in the Museo Diocesano Catania (www.museodiocesanocatania.com), and underneath the Cathedral are the ruins of Greco-Roman baths.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

Piazza del Duomo
Catania, Sicily  95121, Italy

095-320044

www.cattedralecatania.it

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Museum €7, baths €5; combined ticket €10, Museum and baths closed Sun. (except for appointments for groups of 20 or more), Museum and baths closed Sun.

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