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Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia

96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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A fantastic archaeological site

We came to the Archaeological Park, which includes the ear of Dionysius, after seeing many ancient... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellenh686
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Chicago, Illinois
Caravaggio

Another beautiful church if you're not already churched out, or are a fan of Caravaggio. I could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
L3K
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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"caravaggio painting"
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"great art"
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"poor lighting"
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"wrought iron balcony"
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"two thirds"
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"lovely church"
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"no photography"
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"piazza duomo"
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"for sale"
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"burial"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the Archaeological Park, which includes the ear of Dionysius, after seeing many ancient Greek ruins (like 1600 BC). These ruins are more recent, 400 BC, and more intact. The ear of Dionysius is a wonderful cave that has great stories connected with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another beautiful church if you're not already churched out, or are a fan of Caravaggio. I could have done without all the "No Photo" signs, and the attendants shouting "No Photo" when the odd person ignored them. Don't forget to look up while inside.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We're huge fans of Caravaggio, hence our visit to this church. But the painting was so far away from view and so in need of good lighting (not to mention a good cleaning) that we got a better idea of the artist's work from an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone rushes to this relatively small church to see the Caravaggio above the alterpiece, which is a wonderful painting but you have to fight through the tourists to see it. Sadly, you lose the sense of presence and spirituality of the place. I think, for...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, quaint little church. We attended mass there several times during out 6 week stay. The Caravaggio in the background is a bucket list check.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Other than the famous Caravaggio picure there is not much to see but this picture is worth coming all the way to Sicily to see this alone.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

The Caravaggio painting is luminous and accessible. Definitely a must in Siracusa or Ortygia. The Piazza Duomo is attractive and well restored and kept.

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

I was disappointed that the Caravaggio of Santa Lucia was so far from where you were permitted to stand. I would have bought a postcard of the painting but didn't see one for sale. The church itself is not that interesting inside but the twisted...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

It's true the famed Caravaggio is hard to see, as it is cordoned off at the back of the church. And no wonder as there was an attempted theft of it some years ago. However the displays show close-ups that are worth any art historian's...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

This adjoins the Duomo and is very convenient to visit. Even if it were not, the Carevaggio altarpiece of the Burial of St Lucy is a masterpiece. We spent 30 minutes viewing it and the two nearby crucifixes. Because it is seen from a distance,...More

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annieo1
February 13, 2017|
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Response from Paula M | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. The church is basically being used as a museum. You can go to mass right next door at the Cathedral.
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June 15, 2015|
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Response from RACHEL A |
I was just in Syracuse, and this church is open from 11-4, Tuesday - Sunday. I know this because I got there at 4 on Sunday ... just as they were closing the doors!
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