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“Special Place For St. Catherine”

Basilica di San Domenico
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Owner description: This church features the shrine that contains the mummified head of the renowned Saint Catherine.
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a very austere church both inside and outside. We had been to the home of St. Catherine close by so were interested to see the pretty chapel with significant relics of this great saint.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Charming building with so much history. Just a shame you can't take photos, but they sell beautiful postcard pictures in little booklets.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

San Domenico is a huge barn of a church with a fairly minimalist interior!
Entry is free but there are no guidebooks or leaflets inside only a couple of info phones.
The main attractions are the relics of St. Catherine and the portrait of her painted by Andrea Vanni.
The stained glass is a bit odd and doesn't really add anything to the atmosphere of the church.
You have good views of the Duomo from outside the church.

Thank joanandmatt
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federico m, Direttore at Basilica di San Domenico, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013
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Nella Basilica di Santa Caterina è possibile trovare un fornitissimo Book Shop dove personale specializzato è a disposizione per qualsiasi richiesta.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Such a great, old church. The relic of St. Catherine is a must see and read. Don't forget to light a candle and take some time to worship in the quietness of this church and marvel at it's beauty as well as humility.

Thank Rebecca J
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

A once in a lifetime chance to see the mummified head of Saint Catherine ,the most important woman ever from Siena.So important,she even got a Pope to move the Papacy back to Rome.

Thank Bigbill50
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