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Cappella Bonajuto

Via Bonajuto 9/13, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 328 923 7991
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Noteworthy for its Antiquity

The chapel is not much to see, but it is noteworthy that it is a Byzantine Chapel inside the... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Wonderful environment and restaurant

We were a large group of guests. Environment is extraordinary. You are inside of V-VI century... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
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Cappella Bonajuto is one of the few tangible witnesses of a far away era (the Bizantine era), which however may be seen and explored, but mostly lived through the careful management of this corner of history, which has made all this possible. Once here you can choose to visit the chapel and its past, or choose it as an ideal location for your events or important occasions. The experience will take you back in a time that began at the beginning of the VI century A.D. "Cappella Bonajuto: Historical site. A Bizantine monument immersed in the heart of Sicilian Baroque" Walking on Via Vittorio Emanuele, entering its narrow and ancient streets, you'll find one of the strongest monuments of Medieval Catania: Cappella Bonajuto awaits you in all of its reborn splendor to be lived, just as it was in the past. The religious building, dating back to approximately the VI century is found in the 'Civita' neighborhood, and this is where the Chapel resisted the terrible earthquake of 1693. It is rich with repertories from the 400's and from medieval times. The paintings and decorations are very rare. Concerning its original location, the ground level of the building has dropped over two meters due to the earthquakes and lava flow. Salvatore, popularly known as Salvatorella, was integrated in the construction of the home residence of the Bonajuto family in the 4th century. In the 1930's the chapel was renovated by Paolo Orsi and Sebastiano Agati.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
4 Feb 2017
“Wonderful environment and restaurant”
26 May 2017
“Noteworthy for its Antiquity”
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Via Bonajuto 9/13, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 328 923 7991

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

The chapel is not much to see, but it is noteworthy that it is a Byzantine Chapel inside the Baroque Bonajuto Palace.

Thank WHGC
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were a large group of guests. Environment is extraordinary. You are inside of V-VI century Bizantine church which has great walls made of stone. Service and food is delicious. Strongly recommended!

Thank BlerimGreeny
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I was delighted to find this due to the history around it and it's age plus how it somehow survived the earthquakes, etc when most structures did not. It is a beautiful space and the amazing young woman who was working the ticket desk gave...More

Thank usacobbler
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This place takes some finding, but what a surprise once you get there. The entrance fee is minimal and you even get an historical overview, and yes by a very pleasant person. Not a lot to see but you can feel the history once you...More

1  Thank ciaoLincoln
Reviewed 15 March 2016

A very ancient chapel, now used for having a really particular location for conferences and meetings in the center of the town.

1  Thank Alessandro B
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very good location to have an organised event in Catania. Special atmosphere, reminding of a chapel but cosy at the same time.

Thank Diana V
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