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Small peaceful church

This small church on the main street of Taormina always has it's door open. Step inside for a quiet... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rraposo2
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Miami, Florida
a lovely welcome to the town

A lovely little church with beautiful stone work. Has some old ruins within and information is... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Carmen F
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4 weeks ago
“Small peaceful church”
17 Aug 2018
“a lovely welcome to the town”
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A temple of Zeus was converted to this church with the introduction of Christianity.
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Largo Santa Caterina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Taormina is filled with wonderful Roman Catholic churches. Each one has its own charm, including this one Santa Catarina. And they are all free to visit. Many have gorgeous statues, oil paintings, and mosaics. I suggest you visit any with an open door.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 January 2014

We stopped by Santa Caterina while strolling through the streets of Taormina. It was very nice and worth a stop if you are walking by, but probably not worth a special trip just to see it. But it is on the way to the Greek...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small church on the main street of Taormina always has it's door open. Step inside for a quiet moment away from the hordes of tourists. A large simple, yet classic, center chandelier hangs from the dark wooden ceiling. You'll get the feeling of stepping...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

We used this beautiful little church in our navigation of the streets of Taormina. Our hotel was just above it and the shopping areas were adjacent. We saw lots of weddings, here and at the other churches.

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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We came upon this by chance . It is a lovely old and peaceful church . It is here we lit a candle for a friend who had passed the day before.

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is a church near the centre of town. It is a lovely little church with some beautiful statues etc. A nice place to light a candle and say a prayer

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

A lovely little church with beautiful stone work. Has some old ruins within and information is available,

Thank Carmen F
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This free church is a great place to begin a tour of Taormina because by doing no more than standing in place and moving your head you will see representation of the entire history of Taormina from the Greeks to Rococo and Baroque art to...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Unlike so many churches, Santa Catarina always seems to be open. Two interesting modern paintings at back of the church, either side of the entrance; one is a powerful , calvary subject , dark and full of pathos - the other a kitsch Madonna -...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The church looks old and pretty from the outside. Has a good location and is free to visit. Not much more to be said about it...

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Although Taormina has numerous churches, this is one pretty lovely specimen and it's standing out. Also, it's the first church you'll come across if you're entering Taormina via Porta Messina.

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Just inside the city walls, another church, very simple, but still worth the visit.Very humbly decorated.

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