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Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia

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Very unique mix of Greek columns from the 5th century BC and 18th century facade. A very beautiful... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Ocean City, Maryland
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The Church of the Patroness of Syracuse and the blind

The church with its small but beautiful façade has in its interior the fantastic painting of... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The church with its small but beautiful façade has in its interior the fantastic painting of Caravaggio on the burial of the Saint

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ciel0a91
Reviewed December 5, 2018

This church is pretty but the big attraction is the painting by Caravaggio of the Burial of St. Lucie. Definitively worth the cost of the ticket and the time to walk around inside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Very unique mix of Greek columns from the 5th century BC and 18th century facade. A very beautiful church that captures many different periods. A church within a temple!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

The painting which is the main attraction here is so poorly accessed and lit that it cannot really be appreciated.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Guy L
Reviewed September 21, 2018

An amazing painting. You could spend ages just looking at it. So nice to see paintings in situ instead of in museums.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JGandIG
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The churches is not so special. But the historia of Lucia is! Go and see it, as you allready in Syracuse and probably is stending on Piazza Duomo! It’s free, and the painting of Caravaggio is realy something!.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Catharina R
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This church is a fine museum for a fantastic, original, and well-preserved Caravaggio. The only drawback are the NO PHOTO and SILENCE monitors, who enforce those prohibitions by shouting into microphones.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MkTrekker
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This church is dovoted to Santa Lucia. All the details are so beautiful. The grandeur of the place is giving you a sense of connection with spirit. Being inside the church provide you with an ease to connection to your own self, inner self. Feeling...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Tried to make a photo of the church inside without flash. Yes, I did not notice the sign of taking photos beeing forbidden. But those extremely unfriendly guys at the door immediately shouted around (also with a microphone - in a church!!! ). Also, he...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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February 13, 2017|
Response from 240PaulaM | 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.
June 15, 2015|
Response from rachela105 |
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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3 days in Syracuse (3 Replies)
I am planning 3 days in Syracuse (arriving from Catania airport). I will reply on public transport. I have drafted an itinerary for these 3 days. I would appreciate any comments, including whether this itinerary is practical. Also please correct me if the opening times of the sites are inaccurate. DAY ONE - ORTIGIA Arrive (afternoon) in Syracuse from Catania Visit: Tempio di Apollo Piazza Archimede Duomo (8am-7pm) Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia (11am-4pm) Fontana Aretusa Wander...More
October 19, 2016|
Response fromnotretired01|
Day 1 definitely achievable, say hello to the Caravaggio for me in Santa Lucia. There is also a castle, a small museum and I would recommend a boat trip to the sea caves.. Day 2 We walked to the archaeological museum c 30 minutes from the bridge and then to the complex ie the Greek theatre and the rest which is about 15 minutes further on. You go right past the Sanctuaria as you go to the ruins from the museum. We walked back so I don't know about busses, sorry. The rest we didn't do but...More