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“Caravaggio painting depicting the burial of Santa Lucia”

Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro
Ranked #26 of 116 things to do in Syracuse
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Caravaggio painting depicting the burial of Santa Lucia”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

All the tour books and sights we looked at to prepare for the trip to Syracuse state that the Caravaggio painting of the burial of Santa Lucia once hung at the Sanctuary Santa Lucia al Sepolcro Church but is now in the Palazzo Bellomo Museum. This is incorrect. The Caravaggio was not moved to the museum 10 years ago. The workers at the Sanctuary said there had been talk of doing so but it never happened. So if you are an art fan or a Caravaggio fan this is an important piece of information. The reason I gave an average rating is because the painting was not well lit and it was cordoned off 5 or 6 meters before the painting. You could not see the details of this masterpiece. The Church is open sporadically and if you are there for a short period of time a day or two you may not get to see it at all.

Visited September 2013
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Forked River, New Jersey
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“Santa Lucia”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Going into the Catacombs was indescribable. My aunts and father had played in them as children. The story of Santa Lucia and the beauty of the Basilica was overwhelming.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Stunning”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Amazing on the inside and wonderfully serene and calm. We lit some candles to St Lucia and listened to Mass from the back.

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“A nice surprise”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

You rould the corner and there is the church in the middle of the square. Quite amazing. The magnificant chapels within the church. A must see.

Visited June 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Caravaggio - unmissable!!!”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Belissimo dipinto di Caravaggio!! Pity its so far away but I understand they are thinking about the safety of this masterpiece!

Visited May 2013
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