Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, Catania

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The seat of the Archbishops of Catania, Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania has been destroyed--by earthquakes and Mount Elba eruptions--and rebuilt several times through the centuries. The church's foundation is built on top of Roman bathhouse remains and what's left of the fortified church walls. Part of the transept, the two towers, and three apses are the only visible parts of the original Norman building. The humility of the original structure has given way to grand architecture and artwork that surrounds the tombs of King Frederick III, King Louis, and other notable Italians. Use our Catania trip app to visit Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania on your trip to Catania, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We were only able to see the exterior of the Basilica as it was closed however the exterior is lovely and impressive. The light bluish gray color makes it different than most other Sicilian churches....  more »
  • This is important to the local people & their history. The Church is beautiful, and since we were there over the Christmas holiday, the Church and it Nativity were just beautiful. I have to say we...  more »
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