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Monastero dei Benedettini

A renovated monastery
Giancarlo de Carlo may be best known for his experimental, socially-conscious modern architecture, but this is a rare example of how he dealt with history: his renovation of the Benedictine monastery in Catania, now used by the local university, is a sensitive and restrained approach. Wander through in the afternoon to escape the Sicilian sun and catch students studying in the gardens amid palm trees and carved stone benches and fountains.
Piazza Dante Alighieri, 32, 95124 Catania CT, Italy
+39 095 710 2767
Sun - Sat 9am - 5pm