Chiesa di Sant'Agata al Carcere
The modest, neglected ruins of this Roman theatre, below street level in Piazza Stesicoro, are worth a quick look. Note that opening...
Escape the madding crowd and enjoy the fine views of Mt Etna from these lovely gardens along Via Etnea.
Chiesa di San Giuliano
Halfway up Via Crociferi, the Chiesa di San Giuliano is attributed to Sicilian baroque maestro Vaccarini. Built between 1739 and 1751,...
You'll be toasting to the view at Una Hotel's rooftop garden bar, a grown-up hideaway with a sucker-punch view of Etna. Ponder its power...
This ever-popular pizzeria lures with its fabulous setting – in the warmer months, tables spread directly below the steps of a baroque...
Piazza San Carcere · interesting places nearby
Chiesa di Sant'Agata al Carcere information
The young virgin Agata resisted the advances of the nefarious Quintian (AD 250) and was horribly mutilated (her breasts were hacked off and her body rolled in hot coals). You can actually visit the dungeons where these atrocities were committed under the Chiesa di Sant'Agata al Carcere behind the Roman amphitheatre on Piazza Stesicoro. The saint's jewel-drenched effigy is ecstatically venerated on 5 February in one of Sicily's largest festivals.