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San Benedetto, Catania

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Province  Province of Catania
Phone  +39 095 715 2207
San Benedetto, Catania
Address  Crociferi street - ticket office via Teatro Greco, 2, 95124 Catania CT, Italy
Similar  Chiesa di San Francesc, Basilica della Collegiata, Église delle Badìa di Sant'A, Chiesa San Giuliano, Catania Cathedral

San Benedetto is a church in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. Dedicated to St. Benedict of Nursia, it was built between 1704 and 1713. The church is part of a complex including also the Badia Maggiore and the Badia Minore, connected by a covered bridge over the road.

Its most famous feature is the Angel's Staircase (Italian: Scalinata dell'Angelo), a marble entrance stair decorated with statues of angels and surrounded by a wrought iron railings. The entrance door, in wood, has panels with Stories of St. Benedict.

The interior, with a single nave, is home to frescoes by Sebastiano Lo Monaco, Giovanni Tuccari and Matteo Desiderato. The vault is frescoed with scenes of the life of St. Benedict. The high altar is in polychrome marble with hardstone intarsia and bronze panels.


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