Mass was in Italian, but beautiful. A little confusing with reserved seating, forces several people to move to other pews. Homeless people were provided shelter in back corner of Duomo; nice gesture for Xmas.
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All the cities in Italy of any size have a cathedral. Some better that others. This one is middle of the road as far as the art . It has the vestiges of the Norman architecture of the area. Dont recommend a special trip out...More
Its one of 118 churches in the town and mostly rebuilt after various earthquakes. Just one end survives from its norman origin. There are some very interesting painted murals around the alter, the rest is forgettable.
Impressive Duomo whic has been built and rebuilt several times due to devastation by earthquakes and Mt Etna eruptions of Lava. The last rebuild was done using lava rock. The architecture inside with the huge domes is very nice; and there are many such Duomo's...More
A lovely place to visit when in Catania. A great old building in the square with plenty of activities going on.
Interesting strolling around older Catania. Lots of restaurants and activities on and around the square. An old fashioned dancing class was being conducted by the central fountain as we walked by back to the car after dinner. Quite charming and gentle in this usually quite...More