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The Cathedral of Catania

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Via Claudio Monteverdi, 15
Post code I-95131 Catania Sicily Italy
Tel. 0039 (0) 95 7465230 - Fax 0039 (0) 95 7465230  info@rhlaville.it

 
 
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The Cathedral of Catania was built between 1078 and 1093 by Norman. Destroyed almost by the earthquake of 1693, it was rebuilt. The baroque facade was made by Giovan Battista Vaccarini. In the middle of the second order the statue of Sant'Agata is found. The interior of the church contains some important testimonies of the Catanese history and of the devotion towards Sant'Agata. The present plan with 3 aisles is the resultant of different interventions that have followed and overlapped each other in the course of ages. The foundations rest on a thermal building of the Roman age. In 1100 Count Roger raised the cathedral with the function of a church-fortress just because built near the sea. Leaned to the second pillar of the central nave is the grave of the catanese musician Vincenzo Bellini. On the right-hand site of the hight altar there is the chapel of Sant'Agata protected by an elaborate wrought-iron fence. the relics of saint are kept in this area.

 
 
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