Santa Caterina, Palermo

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.

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Quick Facts on Santa Caterina

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Names:Santa Caterina
Categories:churches
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:38.115600° N, 13.362600° E
Address:Palermo, Italy
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References

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

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