Piazza del Duomo
A Unesco World Heritage Site, Catania's central piazza is a set piece of contrasting lava and limestone, surrounded by buildings in the...
The Fontana dell'Amenano at the entrance of the Piazza del Duomo food market is Tito Angelini's commemoration of the River Amenano,...
Ambasciata Del Mare
Overlooking the fish market, La Pescheria, this refined restaurant has built a strong local reputation by serving creative seafood. And...
Piazza del Duomo · interesting places nearby
Fontana dell'Elefante information
In the centre of the piazza is the city's most memorable monument, the smiling Fontana dell'Elefante (Fountain of the Elephant; 1736). This comical statue is composed of a naive elephant, dating from the Roman period, surmounted by an improbable Egyptian obelisk. The elephant, with its upturned trunk, is known locally as Liotru and is the symbol of the city.