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Lat: 37° 30' 11.55153" N - Long: 15° 5' 17.51286" E
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Very close to Piazza Duomo stands the Badia di Sant'Agata, one of the most successful churches for the artistic inspiration of Giovan Battista Vaccarini.
It has a beautiful facade with both concave and convex forms.
It stands on the ruins of a previous church also dedicated to Sant'Agata, which was destroyed by the earthquake of 1693 and of which only the seventeenth-century portal remains.
The Badia di Sant'Agata is certainly one of the main Baroque monuments of Catania.
Inside it has a Greek cross plan.
Above you can see the railings overlooked by the Benedictine nuns of the adjoining monastery.
The terraces and the imposing dome of the Badia are visitable; from the top it is possible to admire a breathtaking 360 degree panorama over the whole town of Catania and the surrounding territory, particularly suggestive at sunset.
Visiting hours to the dome: Monday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Sunday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm: 30.
Ticket is 3 euros.
For info tel .: 348 7967711 or 338 1441760.
What happened in Sicily: 23 September
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