Blue Sky, Blacktop


Catania’s Piazza del Duomo was one of the city’s grand piazzas built in the early 18th century by architects Giovanni Vaccarini and Stefano Ittar following the devastating Etna eruption of 1669 and earthquake of 1693. Incorporating the black volcanic rock from Etna into the pavement as well as the buildings’ design, the piazza possesses the splendid Baroque style that is unique to Sicily. It makes for a fabulous meeting place and people-watching stage.

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  1. claire walsh says:

    Catania is a beautiful and bustling city and the plaza is such a wonderful place to experience history and the local people engaged in their daily lives.

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