Chiesa della Badia di Sant'AgataOctober 23, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C
On our way back to our apartment we decided we should step inside at least one church while we are here in Catania so we stopped by the Chiesa della Badia di Sant’Agata, adjacent to the Cattedrale di Sant’Agata. With its elegant concave-convex façade, this 18th century church was rebuilt between 1733 and 1767 after the Catania earthquake.
Compared to many of the other churches we have visited, this one has a real simplicity that highlights the amazing chandelier, the dramatic Carrara marble floors and amber-coloured altars in Castronovo marble. While the inside of the dome is very simple, it offers 360-degree panoramic views, but we decided we didn’t want to make the climb. We had done quite a lot of walking today and had already admired the views of Catania from the top of the Castello Ursino.
After quite a big walking day we spent the afternoon relaxing and enjoying some down time.Read more