Monastero dei Benedettini, Catania

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Nestled in the heart of Catania's old district and originally constructed during the 16th century, Monastero dei Benedettini is now part of the University of Catania. Admire the decorative fountains and colonnades around the complex, as well as the large, painted frescoes in the main hall. Visit the library to browse nearly 270,000 volumes of books, scrolls, manuscripts, and other rare and significant pieces. A rooftop garden overlooks the town. The bookstore can satisfy your Sicilian curiosity. With our online itinerary creator, Catania attractions like Monastero dei Benedettini can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Although the building has the potential to be very impressive, it is very poorly maintained. The staff is unfriendly, and unhelpful, and borderline rude. We were first told entry would cost 2 Euros...  more »
  • We booked into the 4pm tour which was in Italian, however we were given English translations to go around with and could ask questions in English as the guide was a great linguist. We did, however...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. If you are able to, you should take walk up to the top of the building. You'll be rewarded with an amazing view over the city and are also able to see Mt Etna.
  • A monastery in the center of Catania with a very beautiful Baroque architecture richly ornamented facade with very well combined elements with lavish friezes, tiles and exquisite sculptures. If you have time and the monastery works you must visit it! Един манастир в центъра на Катания с много красива барокова архитектура богато орнаментирана фасада с много добре съчетани елементи с пищни фризове, плочки и изящни скулптори. Ако имате време и манастирът работи непременно го посетете! Un monastero nel centro di Catania con una bellissima facciata in stile barocco riccamente decorato con elementi ben combinati con sontuosi fregi, piastrelle e squisite sculture. Se hai tempo e il monastero funziona, devi visitarlo!
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