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The house of the cloistered nuns of Saint Benedict was built from April 1334, then it was razed to the ground by the earthquake of 1693, which spared only five out of the sixty religious who used to inhabit it. The church and the monastery were...more
It took us a while to locate the entrance as we were looking for the usual doorway to a church or cathedral. Nope, its an incongruous door just next to the archway across the road. Once inside you follow the audio tour directions until you...More
The audio guided tour is SO well done. We combined our visit here with our visit to the monastery and paid a reduced price for purchasing both tix at the same time. Highly recommend a visit to this church it is spectacular with painted ceilings,...More
I found this church to be much prettier and more ornate than Basilica Cathedrale Sant' Agata. It had beautiful frescos all over the church, a beautiful main altar and color everywhere you looked. It is located about 5-6 blocks from the main square and cathedral.
This is a drop-dead gorgeous church that still forms the core of a convent of cloistered nuns. You will be handed a tablet that has narration in a number of languages. This will lead you through various rooms where the nuns meet guests (behind grills)...More
Entry Euro 5 - no -flash photography allowed.
The interior of the church is a step-back into the times of the Baroque. Quiet dazzling - especially if you have the time to just sit and quietly contemplate the beauty. You are given a sheet to...More
Not your usual Italian church... this Baroque gem has been lovingly restored and is really worth a visit. For 5Eu you get an audio guide which explains the vivid ceiling fresco murals which are really amazing with symbolic scenes. This is a more intimate church...More
We were staying on Via Crociferi (at B&B Nel Cuore Di Catania, which I strongly recommend) so popped in on our way back one afternoon. The ticket also gives you entry to the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is interesting. The Inside of the church...More
ChiesaSanBenedetto, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Chiesa San Benedetto, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2016
thanks for your review. It's a pleasure for us that you enjoed the full tour, having moreover the possibility to hear the prayers of the nuns during your staying.
We hope to see you again here in Catania
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