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Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia

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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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A Real a tilly Simple Baroque Church But With A Twist

The Church of Santa Lucia is across the piazza from the Duomo and, as such, over shadowed (both physically and esthetically) and often overlooked. Inside this small church is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The key attraction is the Caravaggio behind the Altar. However the altar rail barrier does not permit close enough viewing to truly appreciate the artist's work. Ceiling paintings and artefacts relating to St Sebastian. Worth a step into the cool and calm from the busy Piazza del Duomo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Church of Santa Lucia is across the piazza from the Duomo and, as such, over shadowed (both physically and esthetically) and often overlooked. Inside this small church is much like most other baroque churches , of which there are many in this region, ano a first look could make you dismiss it as such but the, above the alter,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like Caravaggio then you can't miss seeing his painting,The Death of St Lucy, while in Ortigia. St Lucy is the patron saint of Siracusa and very important to the city. The painting is currently hanging above the altar at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia in the Piazza Duomo. It is free to get in but no photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ir deserves a visit just to enjoy a full vision of Caravaggio's Seppellimento di Santa Lucia (Burial of St. Lucy). Just a masterpiece. That is enough.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This gorgeous little church on the edge of the Cathedral Sqaure is, of itself, a delight. It is light, delicately decorated, though baroque, and in many ways absoltutely charming. Caravaggio's 'Burial of Santa Lucia' is simply arresting. The play of light and shade in the foreground, where the arc formed by the arms of the two grave diggers frames the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Syracuse is a placethathas a lot to see. You will need more than a few hours. Plan your trip and take in the ancient archeological sites as well as the medieval town where the cathedral is. Very picturesque town. Meandering lovely old streets with interesting shops. The Cathederal is built on the site of a Greek Temple. Dedicated to Santa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Beautiful Church on Via Pompeo Picherali, 4 and is at the end of the square of the Syracuse Cathedral. The Church and monastery dedicated to St. Lucia is a prominent place in the worship of the city of Syracuse still today, The church has a high elevation (m. 25) composed of Ionic pilasters, the entablature which consists of a balcony... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

The church is on the cathedral Piazza just to the right. There is a fine Baroque interior in this smallish church. The highlight is the altarpiece - The Burial of Santa Lucia by Caravaggio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Very beautiful church from the outside adds charm to the magnificent ensemble of Piazza Duomo. The iron balcony and the columns of the entrance are lovely.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Inside you'll find a famous caravaggio but I prefer the church from the outside unless you area a huge caravaggio fan. It sits nicely on the south side of the duomo square.

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