Top Historical Places in Catania

Are you looking to explore the history of Catania through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Catania including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Catania. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Catania ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Catania, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Catania for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Catania with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Piazza Duomo

    Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Cathedral

    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 the middle of a marble fountain This entire struc...Read more
  2. Giardino Bellini

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    Giardino Bellini

    Outdoors, Garden, Park, Statue

    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 garden has two symmetrical hills, with special ...Read more
  3. Aci Castello

    Outdoors, Educational Site, Castle, Historical Site

    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.
  4. Parco Archeologico Greco Romano Di Catania

    Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site, Nature

    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 shop which sells museum guides and information bo...Read more
  5. Il Castello Di Nelson

    Outdoors, Castle

    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 campus, which contains further paintings and tombs. ...Read more
  6. Anfiteatro Romano

    4.2 (486 Votes)
    Anfiteatro Romano

    Archaeological Site

    The Anfiteatro Romano or the Roman Amphitheatre of Catania is an archaeological ruin located the heart of the city. Built during the 300, the Anfiteatro Romano is now in a sunken state with a little section visible from the Piazza Sresicoro. The ruins are part of the Greco Roman Archaeological Park in Catania. An ironwork gate will give you access to the amphitheatre which was decorated with th...Read more
  7. Minoriti Palace

    4.2 (15 Votes)
    Minoriti Palace


    The palaces in Italy are the true epitome of its royal culture and grandeur. So, if you want to experience the same and you are touring in the town of Catania in Italy, visit this beautiful palace. The palace houses the Regional Province of Catania. Earlier, it was the convent of the minority friars. Located in the center of the town, this palace is today used as a venue for various events. Th...Read more
  8. Commonwealth War Cemetery Catania


    The Commonwealth War Cemetery Catania consists of burials of those soldiers who died in a fight just short of Catania and the ones who lost their lives in the battle for the Simeto river bridgehead. There is a total of 2,135 Commonwealth burials of those soldiers who died at the time of the Second World War out of which 112 are unidentified. Upon visiting the Commonwealth War Cemetery Catania, ...Read more
  9. Palace Of Chierici

    4.2 (6 Votes)
    Palace Of Chierici

    Palace, Architecture

    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 was greatly damaged by a huge fire. The palac...Read more
  10. Monastero Dei Benedettini

    4.6 (1015 Votes)
    Monastero Dei Benedettini

    Museum, Outdoors, Educational Site, Historical Site

    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 mesmerize people. Tourists can also buy exclusive me...Read more
  11. Museo Civico Castello Ursino

    Museum, Castle

    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 Zappala Asmundo and many other private donations. ...Read more