Square Duomo – Taormina (ME)

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Photographer: phSicily


Piazza Duomo is located in the historic center of Taormina and is a meeting point to kick off the long Corso Umberto I on the square overlooking the Cathedral of Taormina, dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari and dating back to the thirteenth century.

Also on Piazza Duomo are Palazzo Ciampoli, a fifteenth-century building now transformed into a tree, the Casa Floresta, with elements from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and the Palazzo del Municipio, dating back to the seventeenth century and the offices of the Municipality of Taormina. At the center of the square there is a circular fountain, whose base once served as a drinking trough.

On the top of the fountain, which dates back to the Baroque period and is entirely made of Taormina stone, stands a female centaur: a mythological being holding a sphere and a scepter in his hands, symbols of power.


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