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Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro

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Address: Piazza Santa Lucia, 96100 Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 093167946
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Today I had the tour guide to myself which was lovely. We went first to the small octagonal baroque church where Saint Lucia was buried at one point (her poor body got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I had the tour guide to myself which was lovely. We went first to the small octagonal baroque church where Saint Lucia was buried at one point (her poor body got 'kidnapped' on a couple of occasions by other rulers so this is not her final resting spot). Next week went to the catacombs where the guide showed me... More 

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Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the cathedral, it's tempting not to bother... but please do. This church is beautiful it it's own right.

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Helsinki
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Closed, no information about when it would be open. It had the same problem that many of the churches in the town have: there's no information available about the opening hours.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

On our first outing here we went into the Sepulchre and there was a guide giving a talk in Italian. His party then moved off through a door to the left and when we tried to follow we were stopped. We later found that this door linked to the entrance to the catacombs which we visited on a different day.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Beautiful facade in the stunning Duomo square. We were hoping to see yet another beautiful painting by Caravaggio...but it's not in very good condition and a bit too far behind the altar. Also poorly illuminated.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This basilica is located in a side of Syracuse not far from the port side of the city. its a nice big sure on its side and a medium size park at the end near the little building at the end of the square. I certainly did enjoy my time reflecting when doing my visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The cult of Lucia was new to me but very interesting and this is well worth look as part of taking in the history of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Caravaggio is placed on a wall well behind the altar, which in turn has a gap between it and where the public can stand. Take your binoculars if you want to have a good look at the painting.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The guided tour, in English and Italian, includes the chapel where St Lucy was allegedly buried, the extensive catacombs with traces of Byzantine frescos and evidence of their use as shelters in WW2, and the main church, allegedly on the site of the martyrdom of the Saint. Sadly the famed Caravaggio is no longer in the church, I hope it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The painting of st Lucy done by Caravaggio.is a highlight of this church but there is no much more to see there.

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