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Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia

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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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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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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Caravaggio's painting 'the burial of st lucia' has all the expected attributes particularly the treatment of light. its only there for anothermonth before going back to its usual home just out of town,

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Any church housing a Caravaggio painting is worth a visit in my opinion. A bit disappointed at accessibility of painting. Can only view from behind a cordoned off area at least 10 ft from it. Plus the stand holding information about it was right in the centre of the viewing area. At the bottom of the church, various images from... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As others have said, it is all about the Caravaggio painting - The Burial of St Lucy, who was martyred here in 304 AD.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It is not his most impressive work but, to be fair to him, it was conducted in haste. You can see elements of his 'Taking of Christ' in the figures surrounding the burial of St Lucy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The church us deconsecrated but Caravaggio's masterpiece The Burial of St Lucy is above the altar, in the place for which it was painted. You must see it. It's that simple. There are other art works here as well, but St Lucy takes the cake.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was a true history lesson. Again in Ortygia duomo, this place is one of the best spots in Sicily to leave you speechless. The church isltself is like many other in this region, beautiful, you cannot miss it if just standing in any part of the Duomo. Going inside is an expirience that is hard to explain and even... More 

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