Chiesa di Sant’Agata la Vetere
Piazza Sant’Agata la Vetere 5, Catania
Known as the first Cathedral of Catania, it was built on the Roman site where Agatha was prosecuted. At around the 8th century, the body of the Martyr was carried here, where a vast cemetery area was set up. The present church results from: the 18th century reconstruction after the 1693 earthquake, traces of the former building and a crypt partly encompass some roman structures.
Worth mentioning the works housed in the church, the “Sarcophagus of Saint Agatha”, now used as the main altar, and once probably held the relics of the Martyr.