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Medieval Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico dates from 1226, and still contains the original rectangular nave and transverse roof beams--as well as the head and finger of St. Catherine of Siena. Legend has it that her mother begged the Dominicans to bury St. Catherine's body at Siena, and as a compromise they sent only her head. The cathedral's towering transepts and small chapels are home to a plethora of Renaissance frescoes and paintings--including the only genuine portrait of St. Catherine of Siena, by Andrea Vanni. Arrange to visit Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico and other attractions in Siena using our Siena online travel route planner.
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Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico reviews
The church truly deserves to be visited all of it but the gem inside is clearly the Chapel of St. Catherine. It contains the reliquary dedicated to the saint (even containing the saint's head). There.... more
The church truly deserves to be visited all of it but the gem inside is clearly the Chapel of St. Catherine. It contains the reliquary dedicated to the saint (even containing the saint's head). There.... more »
This very large church has a beautiful exterior, and a rather plain interior. It is free to enter, although we left a donation. Not the showiest church in town, but worth a visit.
This very large church has a beautiful exterior, and a rather plain interior. It is free to enter, although we left a donation. Not the showiest church in town, but worth a visit. more »
Eccellent Happy hour, very good oysters from Virginia and clams. Standard quality for drinks, sushi not at the same level, a 'market' should desrve other recipes and preps
Impressive space but too many grizzly 'relics' for my liking. Why does the church still feel the need to display St Catherine's head? Peaceful and some interesting art.
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