Palazzo degli Elefanti (English: "Elephants Palace") is a historical building in Catania, region of Sicily, southern Italy. It currently houses the city's Town Hall. In the past, the prior building was also known as the Palazzo Senatorio or Loggia Senatoria.
The main facade of the palace, faces the northern side of the rectangular Piazza del Duomo; while across the square, on the southern end stands the Palazzo del Seminario dei Chierici. The Palazzo degli Elefanti was begun in 1696 after the devastating earthquake of 1693. Construction was begun using the designs of Giovanni Battista Longobardo. The eastern, southern, and western façades were however designed at a later stage by Giovan Battista Vaccarini, a highly prolific architect of Catania during its urban reconstruction in the 18th-century, while the northern one was by Carmelo Battaglia.
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Darrien Burke | Aug 4, 2017
Stayed for 3 days and loved the friendly atmosphere. Food is always good
Lukas Renggli | Apr 27, 2017
The elephant statue is one of the cutest statues I've ever seen. There is also an elephant carving on the floor of the piazza.
Thuy Le | Jan 3, 2018
Beautiful. Good food
A. Davis | Jun 14, 2016
Beautiful square with the movie esk appeal that you would see in old classic Italian movies.
Nishant Mittal | May 16, 2016
Lovely fountains and free Wi-Fi if you manage to connect.
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