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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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+39 095 710 2767
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I must admit, visiting this monastery was not in our original plans. We had an Underground Sicily tour that was dropped last minute, so we walked around in Catania to explore some of the sights that would have been included in that. First I didn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Erika K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss that! It is a very big building and very, very nice one. There are guided tours that can be booked from the entrance. Takes time to visit it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nicodraga
Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MICHAEL C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IAN D
Reviewed 4 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank stufis
Reviewed 19 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Hitchcock2
Reviewed 16 October 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rami A
Reviewed 15 October 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bobbrooksster
Reviewed 2 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Eileen W
22 March 2018|
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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
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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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