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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
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
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
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
This little church next to the Duomo in Siracusa seems to be sort of a forgotten gem.
The church is rather small in comparison to the dome but the painting in the back is well worth visit.
If one wants to spend more time, ask...More
Walking back from the theatres via the Santuario we 'found' this wonderful church with the huge piazza in front - we could not stay for the catacombs and they were preparing the church with flowers for a wedding. What a building though.