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Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia

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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Caravaggio

The ex-Church in itself is just simple and White but it happened to host a special display of Caravaggio's painting dedicated to Saint Lucy and it was more than Worth the visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A simple, and empty, church with a painting by Caravaggio depicting the burial of St Lucia (St Lucy) who was blinded and killed with a dagger to her neck. The painting has a feeling of being unfinished but the gravediggers in the foreground are nicely done and the wound in St Lucia's neck is gruesomely real as are the statues... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The ex-Church in itself is just simple and White but it happened to host a special display of Caravaggio's painting dedicated to Saint Lucy and it was more than Worth the visit - very well commented in the dedicated panels, by the way

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Santa Lucia is a fine church on its own, but the prize is the Caravaggio "Burial of Santa Lucia" -- a remarkable and moving painting by the Bad Boy himself. A must see.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Get inside and have a look around theres lots of history here and all of it looks good. Paintings, Statues, Architecture and Artefacts is't got it in abundance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was our main reason for visiting Syracuse - to see the Caravaggio - and we were not disappointed. The church was surprisingly quiet considering there was a queue outside the Duomo which doesn't have a Caravaggio. If you visit don't miss this, it's worth the walk into Ortigia which is gorgeous anyway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Located on the edge of the Piazza Duomo. Entry is free. There are some lovely paintings but the Caravaggio depicting the death of Santa Lucia is the reason why most people visit. The painting was finished in 1608 and well worth visiting. Note that there is a strict No Photo or Video policy

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The church is located on Piazza Duomo, only few steps from the Duomo itself. The façade of Santa Lucia alla Badia is very pretty: it has barley-sugar twist columns, also called Solomonic, intricate wrought iron balcony, and stone as delicately worked as silver. It is said that the original church was built on the site where it was thought Santa... More 

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Cordenons, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Did not realize that there is a painting in the church by Carvaggio until we were told by our host at the B&B. Not to miss this painting by this famous painter.

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It is worth going into the Chiesa di santa Lucia just to see Caravaggio's painting of The Burial of St Lucy. The church is easy to find when walking into the main Piazza.

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Media, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a lovely church on the main piazza in Ortigia and well worth a visit. Take time before or after your visit to people watch on the piazza and church steps.

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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse

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