Church of Santa Caterina

The church stands next to Palazo Corvaja and dates from the 17th-18th century. The facade, above which is a short bell-tower, is simple and adorned with an 18th-century Baroque door. Above it in a niche, is a sculptured likeness of St Catherine of Alexandria executed in the 18th century by P. Greco. The interior, of modest proportions, is brightly lit and characterized by the usual baroque ornamentation.

At the high altar but also at the side ones, are fine spiral columns.*

The distinctive feature of the building is its foundations, which are laid over the remains of a Hellenistic temple and casily visible from inside the church.*

Church of Santa Caterina

Palazo Corvaja

*From the guidebook – Taormina the Peal of the Ionian Sea

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 29th 2019

12 Responses to “Church of Santa Caterina, Taormina”

  1. The Yum List says:

    Wow! Those skies are so blue!

  2. The architectural lines seem perfect, as expected.

    Except for the bell-tower. Was it made short like that to save the bellringer a lot of climbing?

  3. Ayush says:

    i like the church and its look, a bit rough around the edges and not as pristine and renovated as the more famous basilicas usually are.

  4. Astrid says:

    Beautiful architecture and I think you saw a wonderful part of Italy again.

  5. shabana says:

    beautiful church
    thank you for sharing it’s history

  6. Oh that’s St Catherine in English right?
    Bingo, I got it right. Ha… My Italiano ain’t that bad.
    Still I can’t order a cup of coffee in Italian. ;)