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The city of Sant'Agata

In the first days of February 251, during the last phase of the persecution of Decius against non-pagans, the story of the martyrdom of a young Christian girl arrested, tortured and killed for not wanting to sacrifice to the gods of the Empire took place in Catania .
A careful investigation into the martyrdom of Sant'Agata between the remains of ancient Roman Catania and the vestiges of the places where the events took place.
A journey between faith and reason, between history and legend, tradition and folklore that give life every year to what is considered one of the most important religious holidays in the world.

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  • What's included :
    • All entrance tickets to the sites
    • Entry/Admission - Museo Diocesano Catania
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere
    • Entry/Admission - Chiesa Sant'Agata la Vetere
    • Entry/Admission - Chiesa San Biagio in Sant'Agata alla Fornace
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Cathedral of Saint Agatha, Piazza Duomo, 95100 Catania CT, Italy

      Visit of the Cathedral and in particular of the Chapel of Sant'Agata

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Museo Diocesano Catania, Via Etnea 8 Piazza Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily Italy

      Possibility to admire the silver fercolo on which the reliquary bust of Sant'Agata is carried in procession, some of the most precious furnishings and votive offerings dedicated to the Patron Saint and finally the magnificent terrace overlooking the city

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Basilica Collegiata, Via Etnea 3, 95121 Catania, Sicily Italy

      Inside this magnificent baroque church, you can admire closely one of the artistic candelore that the guilds of trade and the city districts have dedicated to Sant'Agata

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere, Piazza Santo Carcere 7, 95124 Catania, Sicily Italy

      Central place of the Agatine cult, the sanctuary preserves within it the Roman cell that tradition identifies with the prison of the Martyr

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Chiesa Sant'Agata la Vetere, Piazza Sant'Agata la Vetere 5, 95124 Catania, Sicily Italy

      One of the oldest churches in the city, it preserves inside the sarcophagus that tradition indicates as the first burial of Sant'Agata and a rich archaeological stratification linked to its martyrdom

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Chiesa San Biagio in Sant'Agata alla Fornace, Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania CT, Italy

      The place traditionally considered as that of the last martyrdom of the Patron Saint, the furnace, which is linked to the patronage of Sant'Agata against all the dangers of fire, first of all those linked to the eruptions of Etna

      Duration: 15 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Piazza Duomo, 95100 Catania CT, Italy
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/16/2019 - 10/25/2021
      Tuesday:09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Wednesday:09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Thursday:03:00 PM - 06:30 PM
      Friday:09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Sunday:09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Return Detail :
      Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania CT, Italy
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    Organised by Etna 'Ngeniousa

    Activity ID: V-174367P2

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