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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a spectacular monastery which is indeed luxury for a monastery, but also huge and and impressive. The visit to eve's is only 3€, and the guided tour is also inexpensive.

Thank Paulids
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the private tour by Officine Culturali. The guide was extremely prepared and answered all our questions. The building is magnificent with an incredible story. Highly recommended

Thank Gianmarco R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this beautiful monastery today and had a great time. The tour is extremely well put together offering an excellent insight into the history of the monastery, the lives of the people that lived there, and how it has changed throughout the years and its...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We could have spent all day wandering around the expansive buildings and grounds of the monastery, but instead spent almost two lovely hours. Terrific venue for photography and architecture lovers! There is an amazing library and wide interior marble steps that lead you to floors...More

Thank Catc1966
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We visited the Monastero Dei Benedittinii on a very hot day in June. The cloisters, as seen from the inside are lovely. We did not take a tour and were therefore unable to enter the cloisters, much to our disappointment. Walking the long hallways, seeing...More

Thank jsand
Reviewed 5 July 2018

what a beautiful building very peaceful ,amazing restorations giving you the story of its history ,with this was an unexpected visit and a delite

Thank suechrisallen34
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Absolutely worth the tour, especially if you have a good guide like the one we had ( I forgot her name). Long corridors, some stairs, remains of roman houses, garden, monastery, baroque architecture, beautiful ceilings, you get it all. I highly recommend this visit.

Thank Koksijde
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We spent several hours exploring this sprawling monastery and its adjacent church. Well worth the time for viewing the interior courtyard, the mural work, the large, modern church - a quiet oasis in this busy city.

Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Excellent value for €5.00. The portraits and ceiling were exceptional. However the English version of the Audio guide was was poor, in that the pronunciations were not of an acceptable standard.

Thank slatsno1
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Very organised visits with the good guides. Is in excellent condition the art works on the ceilings quite stunning. I enjoyed the visit and took my time to understand what was being depicted.

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Eileen W
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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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Denisious
28 March 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
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