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  • Address: Catania, Italy

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Piazza Duomo Tours

The city’s most memorable architectural and navigational landmark, Piazza Duomo is the buzzing center of downtown Catania and a strategic starting point for walking tours of the city. The UNESCO-listed square is encircled with grand buildings, the creative vision of local architect Vaccarini and a prime example of the acclaimed Sicilian Baroque style. 

Dominating the northern edge of the piazza is the ornate Palazzo Degli Elefanti, now housing the City Hall, while the palatial Cathedral of Sant’Agata looms to the east, flanked by the elegant Bishop’s Palace and the arched walkway of the Porta Uzeda. At the center of the square is Duomo’s star attraction  - Giovanni Battista’s Fontana dell'Elefante, a monumental fountain crowned by the city’s emblem - a statue of an elephant carrying an obelisk, sculpted from volcanic rock and dating back to 1736.

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Piazza Duomo is located in the center of downtown Catania, at the meeting point of major boulevards Via Etnea, Via Garibaldi and Via Vittorio Emanuele II. 

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Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania, Catania, null

Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania

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Walking tour through the bustling markets and historical squares of the city centre of Catania to taste the best street food of the city. To visit Catania ...  Read more

Location: Catania, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.60

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