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Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia

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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Home to Caraggio's masterpiece the Burial of St. Lucy, painted in 1608.

One of many notable churches, this one set at the lower end of the Piazza del Duomo in Ortigia, Siracusa.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

One of many notable churches, this one set at the lower end of the Piazza del Duomo in Ortigia, Siracusa.

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San Lorenzo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

A chance to view one of Caravaggio's Sicilian paintings and to enjoy the main Piazza of Siracusa. The church is very simple but typical of Sicily.

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Shaftesbury, Dorset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

There was a charge of €6 for this Chiesa and no photos were permitted. It was quite dark and nothing special. The Caravaggio on display was in the gloom perhaps to emphasise the chiaro oscuro nature of this famous painting. Not an instant tourist attraction, in my opinion.

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I did not know there was a fee and we have not paid... nobody there to tell us different. For a free sneak peak at a Caravaggio - great, although it is not one of its best... rather gloomy. For 6 euros a head probably not as great. It is a very plain church, with lots of tourists, probably interesting... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The entrance fee is 6 euros per person but it is worth visiting it. It has a Caravaggio painting and the visit includes a tour guide. The whole visit lasts about 1 hour and it is done at 9 pm that is when the church opens. ( we went on a Friday). The tour is in Italian and vey well... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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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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