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Monastero dei Benedettini

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Il Monastero di San Nicolo l'Arena di Catania (#monasterocatania), gioiello del tardo barocco siciliano e tra i complessi benedettini piu' grandi d'Europa. L'edificio monastico, che nasce nel '500 e si sviluppa fino ai giorni nostri, e' un esempio...more
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Piazza Dante 32, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Centro Catania
+39 095 710 2767
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although take the guided tour to thevinner courtyards could the splendid structures from the windows. The monastery is now part of the university. What a location to study.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very impressive complex founded by the monks. Very long corridors and all dedicated to the Benedictine monks. Great place for wandering round.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This looks like a very interesting Benedictene monastery . I would have been keen to take a guided tour but unfortunately on 4th October there was a huge forensic science conference with tables of food wine layed out which I was tempted to try but...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the English tour (check on availability, most are in Italian) on a Sunday, which is offered at 3pm. An hour and twenty minutes in duration, this is a very thoroughly explained view of this very complex monestary that was the third-largest in Europe and...More

1  Thank stufis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide studied here and so was very enthusiastic about it but even without his enthusiasm we would have been enamoured with the place. The church is huge, the sunline ( sundial) quite fascinating and the whole place is not as overladen as many baroque...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2018

A very impressive complex of buildings in which you can feel the history of the city.beautiful from outside as well as inside. A must see

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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

This ancient Benedictine monastery is now used by the city of Catania and the University. In my opinion it is definitely worth paying the few euros for the guided tour because the tour guide gives access to many ancient areas of the monastery which are...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Wonderfully restored monastery that is connected to the church next door. It is definitely worth it to book the guided tour at the gift shop. My guide was funny and informative with lots of info you couldn't possibly get from a guide book. HE was...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2018

We were fortunate to take the 3:00 English speaking tour. This is a wonderful place and you should make the time to visit.

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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This is quite a sight when you approach it in late afternoon hours. The atmosphere inside the interior garden is very nice, olive trees and some other very rich trees create a nice state of mind. Guided tours inside are possible as well, probably a...More

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Eileen W
March 22, 2018|
Response from Officine C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dear Eileen W, if you want further information to book the english guided tour, you may contact us by calling the following numbers: +39 0957102767/+39 3349242464 You can reach the monastery from the cruise port easily on... More
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March 28, 2017|
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Response from BBA2012 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are on the hour. They are in Italian but you are given an English script to read as you go around