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A UNESCO site maybe but you will need to squint really hard to see much beauty left here.
The buildings are baroque- tall and speak of former (very former) riches. The black lava little elephant is certainly very sweet.
If you speak Italian you’ll be...More
Very nice square and a must see attraction in the Catania city. see the elephant statue and its symbol to Catania, enjoy several meals and gelatos from the restaurants in the square, and enjoy the beautiful architecture all around the square and the great cathedrale.
Going to Catania without taking the time to discover this piazza is not discovering Catania!
I recommend to enjoy the piazza bith during the day (I love the morning, when everything comes to life), and from sunset on, when the magical light of the sun...More
A quite beautiful square with lovely buildings on all sides. Impressive fountains and churches as well as some very good cafes. A good start to a tour of the city. Downsides were the large Netflix advert and the tour bus touts.