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This small town flourished thanks to Joan of Austria (1573-1630) who settled here after her marriage with Francesco Branciforte. The town was transformed into an aristocratic court, which encouraged a taste for sophisticated culture and beautiful objects. Today, several fine Baroque buildings dating from this period can still be admired in the historical centre.

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Tourist attractions Militello in Val di Catania : Things to see and do

  • Oratory of St Mary of the Chain

    v. mberto-I I - 95043 Militello-in-Val-di-Catania

    The oratory was rebuilt in 1652 and is worth a detour to see its interior, decorated with stucco, portraying scenes from the Mysteries and Sicilian Saints surrounded by putti, festoons and abundant cornices in the lower register.

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  • Benedictine Monastery

    P.za el Municipo I - 95043 Militello-in-Val-di-Catania

    Built between 1614 and 1641, the monastery is today the town hall. It has an attractive decorated façade, and the church's façade has rustic bosswork typical of the local Baroque style. The interior has an attractive wood liturgical chancel and the L..

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  • Museum of St Nicholas (Museo di San Nicolò)

    v. mberto-I 67 I - 95043 Militello-in-Val-di-Catania

    The museum is situated in the funerary crypts of the church which was built en 1720. The pr,sentation shows off very well the rich collection of liturgical adornments from the 17C and 18C, the silver works from Santa Maria alla Catena, jewels, ex-vot..

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