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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  • This happens a visit to the Basilica of St. Agatha or other churches every time we come to Catania is the days we have. Missing to see the 3 days of February that turn the city with the procession.
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  • The eighteenth-century forms and the elegant style of architecture are enriched with the opulence of the Baroque. The interior is majestic, in front of the altar there is the tomb of Vicenzo Bellini-musician born in Catania.
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