Catania is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Catania one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Catania is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Catania or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Catania. Explore the historical monuments of Catania with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Catania guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Catania page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Catania landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Catania.
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Piazza Duomo, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
Piazza Duomo is the main square located right in the middle of the city. It is surrounded by many important places. On the eastern side is the cathedral, and on its north is the Town Hall, while on the other side is the fountain dell’Amenano. At the center of the plaza, is a lava stone statue depicting an elephant placed atop an obelisk in th...
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Via Etnea, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Giardino Bellini is the oldest garden in the city. There are portions of the garden that can be traced back to the eighteenth century. The present-day garden, however, was inaugurated in January 1883, covering an area of 72,000 sq m. It was shut down to the public in 2006 for construction purposes before being reopened again in September 2010. The ...
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Via Vittorio Emanuele II 266, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
This attraction is an archeological site and museum built in 2010. The place is bestowed with the responsibility of researching, maintaining, enhancing and determining the use of other historical monuments. It also protects and preserves thousands of ancient artifacts and relics dating to the 16th century. The museum consists of a small interior sh...
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Piazza Dante 32, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This attraction is one of the largest monasteries in Europe. It dictates the vast history of the city and its people, starting from ancient times till date. The monastery also hosts the events and classes of the Department of Humanities (DISUM) of the Catania University. The sheer structure and appearance of the place is enough to astound and mesme...
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Aci Castello CT | Mount Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
This historic locality was established around the Norman Castle, built in 1076 by the Normans. It is situated on the coastline of the city, with an amazing view of the wide ocean. In 1169, the town started expanding following an eruption of the nearby Mount Etna. Today, this 8 sq km wide town is a popular tourist destination owing to its historic relevance and scenic surroundings.
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Corso Giorgio Maniace / Via Taormina | Maniace, 95030 Catania, Sicily, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Il Castello di Nelson is a castle which has now been turned into a museum dedicated to Horatio Nelson and the royal family. The rooms of this castle contain pictures and items, like royal letters, ancient chests and ruins, battle plans, etc, all belonging to Nelson and his family. There is also a church outside the main castle within the same campu...
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Piazza Federico di Svevia, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
Castello Ursino & Museo Civico is a castle-cum-museum. The museum part of the building was opened in 1934, when the city was in urgent need of a civic museum. Castle Ursino seemed to be the perfect place because of its vast structure and ample empty space inside. The museum now holds the collection of Biscari-Benedictines, the collection of Zap...
Overview of Palace Of Chierici
Located on the south of Piazza Duomo, Palace of Chierici is a beautiful piece of architecture. It is believed that the palace was built in the 16th century which got destroyed in the earthquake of 1693. The palace was rebuilt in the 18th century by Alonzo Di Benedetto and was bought by the Municipality in 1944 when it...