Catania’s Cathedral: ten centuries of history

IMG_2730The oriental coast of Sicily is always identified in popular culture as the place where the sicilian barocco conquered the landscape, showing its particular architectonical elements. Even if this is almost true, most of the main monuments of Catania have a complex history only hidden behind a baroque appearance, imposed mostly by 18th century reconstruction of the city after the terrible earthquake that occurred in the year 1693. The Cathedral of Saint Agatha is surely the most complex (and historically difficult in reading) monument of the city, and we’d like to make in this page a summary of its main characteristics. Continue reading