San Benedetto

4.7 Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Via Crociferi, 95124 Catania CT, Italy
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-0957150499
  • Ticket Price: 5 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

A Baroque style Benedictine church along the Via Dei Crociferi, San Benedetto is one of the most important churches in Catania. Built in the early 18th century, it is a prestigious monumental complex and considered as one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Europe.

The church was frescoed in a time period of three years by a painter named Giovanni Tuccari who was known as lightening of painting because of his rapidity. The altar, the cantoria and the monumental staircase of the angels are striking.

A popular legend suggests that the church of the Benedictines is connected to the Benedictine monastery of San Nicolo by a secret underground passage supposedly used by the monks for forbidden love visits at night. Twist in the tale, isn’t it!

San Benedetto Travel Tips

  • Ticket price includes audio guide.
  • On Sundays, the entry is after the mass.

Entrance Ticket Details For San Benedetto

  • Ticket for visitors below 18 years of age: 3.5 Euros

How to Reach San Benedetto

  • Bus

  • Al Cortile Alessi

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  • San Benedetto Address: Via Crociferi, 95124 Catania CT, Italy
  • San Benedetto Contact Number: +39-0957150499
  • San Benedetto Timing: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • San Benedetto Price: 5 EUR
  • Best time to visit San Benedetto(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit San Benedetto: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 20.34% of people who visit Catania include San Benedetto in their plan

  • 40.24% of people start their San Benedetto visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see San Benedetto

Monday, Friday and Sunday

51.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Benedetto

People normally club together Basilica Della Collegiata and Palazzo Degli Elefanti while planning their visit to San Benedetto.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

San Benedetto Reviews & Ratings

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  • We enjoyed a superb tour of the church and the accessible areas of the convent with an audio guide. A beautiful example of Sicilian Baroque.

  • Very good tour of church and convent

  • Very nice

  • If only people would respect them more.

  • Great place to see, only 5€ entry

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