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Santa Caterina Church (Chiesa di Santa Caterina) Tours

Santa Caterina Church (Chiesa di Santa Caterina)
Near the main street in Taormina is the Church of Santa Caterina di Alessandria, a 17th-century church dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria.

The church was restored in the 1970s, and it was during that restoration work that some of the layers underneath the modern church were found. Archeologists found a crypt as well as ruins dating back to Greek and Roman times - including the remains of a Roman theater. The church was officially reopened in 1977 after about 40 years of being closed.

The spartan exterior of the church gives way to a white Baroque interior. Statues of St. Catherine abound, including one that dates from the 15th century and was originally in an older church dedicated to the saint in another part of the city.

Some walking tours of central Taormina will include the Santa Caterina Church, but not all will include a visit inside.

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Some of the ruins of the Roman theater can still be seen behind the church.
Address: Piazza Santa Caterina, Taormina, Italy
Hours: 9am-12pm & 4pm-7pm daily
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Private Taormina Walking Tour and Wine Tasting

Private Taormina Walking Tour and Wine Tasting

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Discover Taormina’s historic secrets and modern delights on a 3-hour walking tour of highlights like Palazzo Corvaja, Santa Caterina church and Vicolo Stretto — the narrowest street in town. Gain skip-the-line entry to the ancient Greek theater, which boasts magnificent views of Mt Etna and Giardini Naxos. In the main square of Piazza IX Aprile, rest your feet and refresh with a tasting of unique Mt Etna DOC wines and savory local products at an enoteca.
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$191.75
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$191.75
Price varies by group size

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Santa Caterina Church (Chiesa di Santa Caterina) hours of operation: 9am-12pm & 4pm-7pm daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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