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The house of the cloistered nuns of Saint Benedict was built from April 1334, then it was razed to the ground by the earthquake of 1693, which spared only five out of the sixty religious who used to inhabit it. The church and the monastery were...more
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Via Crociferi, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth the 4 Euro tour up the tower, with interesting facts about the Church and great views over roof-tops.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The audio guided tour is SO well done. We combined our visit here with our visit to the monastery and paid a reduced price for purchasing both tix at the same time. Highly recommend a visit to this church it is spectacular with painted ceilings,...More

Thank Angie R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I found this church to be much prettier and more ornate than Basilica Cathedrale Sant' Agata. It had beautiful frescos all over the church, a beautiful main altar and color everywhere you looked. It is located about 5-6 blocks from the main square and cathedral.

Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is a drop-dead gorgeous church that still forms the core of a convent of cloistered nuns. You will be handed a tablet that has narration in a number of languages. This will lead you through various rooms where the nuns meet guests (behind grills)...More

Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Entry Euro 5 - no -flash photography allowed. The interior of the church is a step-back into the times of the Baroque. Quiet dazzling - especially if you have the time to just sit and quietly contemplate the beauty. You are given a sheet to...More

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Not your usual Italian church... this Baroque gem has been lovingly restored and is really worth a visit. For 5Eu you get an audio guide which explains the vivid ceiling fresco murals which are really amazing with symbolic scenes. This is a more intimate church...More

1  Thank winesfoodfun
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Beautiful, well reserved paintings adorn the ceiling. A nun plays the amazing pipe organ during masses held daily

Thank David F
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We were staying on Via Crociferi (at B&B Nel Cuore Di Catania, which I strongly recommend) so popped in on our way back one afternoon. The ticket also gives you entry to the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is interesting. The Inside of the church...More

Thank ZaraVP
ChiesaSanBenedetto, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Chiesa San Benedetto, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2016

Dear visitor, thanks for your review. It's a pleasure for us that you enjoed the full tour, having moreover the possibility to hear the prayers of the nuns during your staying. We hope to see you again here in Catania Kind regards, Staff - Historical...More

Reviewed 17 October 2015

Open all day..A mobile commentary (various languages) is provided for the various rooms and their contents all clearly marked and explained to improve the historical understanding

Thank daviescj
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Via Crociferi in Catania is one of the most beautiful streets in the world. This church is one of the beautiful elements of the street with its beautiful stairs at the entrance. Inside, the church is wonderful.

1  Thank Alessandro B
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Sara M
14 June 2016|
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5 EU includes audio guide - worth it