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Catania, Italy

Palazzo degli Elefanti

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Known as the "Elephant's Palace"

The Palazzo degli Elefanti is situated on the north side of Cathedral Square and is home to the city's town hall. The palazzo was dubbed the "elephant palace" because of its carvings of elephants that can still be seen.

The palace was built to replace an earlier sixteenth-century palace that was destroyed by the earthquake of 1693. A famous tourist destination in the city, the palazzo is mainly revered for its beautiful architectural details. The interior boasts stunning artworks by Sicilian artists like Giuseppe Sciuti.

Utrip Tips

*The piazza outside is where you'll find the Fontana dell'Elefante (the Elephant Fountain)—Catania's famous landmark.

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