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The Diocesan Museum of Catania is located in the historic city center, near the Cathedral of Sant'Agata. The museum is located in the Palace of the Seminary of the Clerics, historic building of the late seventeenth century. From the museum you can access the terrace from which you can admire the beautiful panorama of the Piazza del Duomo and Mount Etna. Also, you can access the underground complex of Terme Achilliane of Roman origin, where flows the Amenano river. The museum houses the art collection comes from donations and acquisitions of the diocese. The event is divided into two sections including the sacred vessels of the Cathedral of Catania and those from other churches with a small art gallery. Among the works in the museum are relics of gold and silver, chalices, reliquaries, pissidi, pastoral sticks and monstrances and other religious accessories. Of great value are: the sword that belonged to Louis Aragon and reliquaries of St. George and San Cataldo. The gallery houses a small group of paintings and sculptures from the seventeenth century to the eighteenth century by local artists and southern Italy.

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Via Etnea, 8
95124 Catania

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