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Santa Caterina, Palermo

Photo © Cate Fuller. View all images in our Santa Caterina Photo Gallery.
Photo © Cate Fuller.
Photo © Cate Fuller.
Photo © Cate Fuller.

Although begun in 1566, most of the internal decoration of Santa Caterina in Palermo dates from the 17th and 18th centuries.

A powerful example of Sicilian Baroque, it overwhelms the senses with colors, textures, sculpture and marble inlay.

There are illusionistic ceiling frescoes (18th century) by Filippo Randazzo in the nave and Vito d'Anna in the dome.

The church is flanked by Piazza Pretorio, which is dominated by the huge Mannerist Fontana Pretorio (1544), currently being restored.

Quick Facts on Santa Caterina

Site Information
Names:Santa Caterina; Santa Caterina, Palermo
City:Palermo
State:Sicily
Country:Italy
Categories:Churches
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Palermo, Italy
Coordinates:38.115600° N, 13.362600° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Santa Caterina

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References

  1. Eyewitness Travel Guide to Italy
  2. The Rough Guide to Italy 7

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Title:Santa Caterina, Palermo
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/26/2009
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