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Beautiful Baroque Basilica

Beautiful Baroque church loaded with fascinating history. Many come here specifically to see... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2019
San Diego, California
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Very nice inside, kept quiet and non-touristy. Good history, art and architecture. Great to hear... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
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Piazza Santa Lucia, 96100 Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there to visit the church and the catacombs. It was closed. A very nice man that we met in the church gave us the phone number of the service that runs the visits. They said maybe they would open some day. They could...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful Baroque church loaded with fascinating history. Many come here specifically to see Caravaggio’s painting “Burial of Saint Lucy”. Although it’s a not to be missed work, the church has so much to offer visually from the floors to the fresco ceiling. During our visit,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Very nice inside, kept quiet and non-touristy. Good history, art and architecture. Great to hear the story of Santa Lucia.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This review is mainly for the hidden gem of Caravaggio painting( was one of his last paintings before he died in Sicily).The place is full and a man shouts in the mic NO PHOTO and spoils the magic..

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

So nice church, which you must see. Quiet histrorical place with beautyful paintings. Easy to find in the town

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

We visited this Basilica in a group and I was dumb founded at the architectural details of the ancient civilizations that left their marks for us and future generation to enjoy. I was also transfixed of the details of Caravaggio master family portrait which was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

The painting is in poor condition, hung in the wrong church, and there are far too many tour guides bleating away all day long with noisy and ignorant groups. Sorry, this is art as tourism, selfie-opportunity and it's just wrong. Not one the members of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marcus C
Reviewed April 17, 2018

As good as the San Giovanni catacombes but quite hard to find and three of the four sections were closed. I think three needed stablising for visitors so wasn't that dissappointed. Giude was great and the section we could see was very interesting

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

The church of Santa Lucia is a three-aisled column basilica from the 12th century. It was erected in the place where St. Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, suffered martyrdom instead of a predecessor of the 6th century. The windowsrose on the west side as...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 3, 2016

Pay your homage to St. Lucia, view the Caravaggio painting, see a somewhat austere church. Don't go out of your way.

Date of experience: December 2016
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