Monday, August 2, 2010

Chiesa di San Cataldo

La chiesa di San Cataldo is a unique church, notable for its three red domes that protrude from the roof of the building.  The church is from the city's Norman period (il periodo normanno). The church is located in one of my favorite piazzas, Piazza Bellini.  The church's interior is simplistic, but there is a unique juxtaposition with its naked walls (you can view a photo of it here from Wikipedia) and mosaic floor, composed of polychrome marble tessera.  Visitors often complain of not being able to see the interior because it is closed, but a mid-morning visit or a visit in the mid-afternoon will often yield favorable results!