San BenedettoCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Via Crociferi, 95124 Catania CT, Italy
- 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
- Al Cortile Alessi
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20.34% of people who visit Catania include San Benedetto in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
40.24% of people start their San Benedetto visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see San Benedetto
51.32% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Benedetto
San Benedetto Reviews & Ratings
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
If only people would respect them more.
Great place to see, only 5€ entry