In the lower part of the town

With its narrow alleys, squares and long thoroughfares
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Chiesa della Madonna della Scala

Via Roma leads to the wide piazza Vittorio Veneto, previously called Piazza Sant’Antonio, where the old market used to take place. The Church of chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, revamped many times, looks over the square. From here we can easily reach the Church of Maria Santissima delle Grazie (also called San Giuseppe), in the past the seat of the Agostinian Friars. Works of the 18th and 19th centuries are displayed here. Piazza Indipendenza is the ideal starting point for a walk through the streets of Paternò, with its elegant boutiques and pastry shops. The main street starts from the square: the long thoroughfare of via Vittorio Emanuele (the 19th century straight road, previously via Ferdinandea) that crosses the octagonal piazza Regina Margherita (the Quattro canti) and largo San Giovanni. Alternative, and almost parallel, runs the narrow winding via Garibaldi (the old cassero) with its elegant buildings dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries in liberty style, and the 19th century church of the Madonna della Scala.