Piazza Trieste is dominated by the Church of St. Giovanni Battista. Begun in 1700 and consecrated in 1744, it was redesigned in 1772 and reopened in 1852. The beautiful facade remained incomplete while the three naves, divided by Corinthian pilasters, show refined decorations in white and light blue colors in neoclassical style. On the vault of the main nave are depicted scenes from the life of John the Baptist, a work by the painter Gregorio Scalia, the same author of the paintings of the altars of the lateral aisles. On the main altar there is the altarpiece dating eighteenth century showing Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan. Of a certain interest are the five paintings, found in Avola Antica, depicting the Stories of St. Corrado. The holy hermit belongs the wooden statue made in 1874 by Raffaele Abbate. Inside, you can admire a great organ in neo-Gothic style, built in 1866 by Sebastiano Calcerano Platania from Acireale.