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Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro

Piazza Santa Lucia, 96100 Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67946
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Special gem and secret tip in Syracuse!

The church of Santa Lucia is a three-aisled column basilica from the 12th century. It was erected... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
martinthallmair
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Munich, Germany
Lucy! Lucy! Lucy!

Pay your homage to St. Lucia, view the Caravaggio painting, see a somewhat austere church. Don't... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Thomas V
,
Oakland, California
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  • Average10%
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LOCATION
Piazza Santa Lucia, 96100 Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 67946

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

The church of Santa Lucia is a three-aisled column basilica from the 12th century. It was erected in the place where St. Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, suffered martyrdom instead of a predecessor of the 6th century. The windowsrose on the west side as...More

Thank martinthallmair
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Pay your homage to St. Lucia, view the Caravaggio painting, see a somewhat austere church. Don't go out of your way.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This little church next to the Duomo in Siracusa seems to be sort of a forgotten gem. The church is rather small in comparison to the dome but the painting in the back is well worth visit. If one wants to spend more time, ask...More

1  Thank Jorn H
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Walking back from the theatres via the Santuario we 'found' this wonderful church with the huge piazza in front - we could not stay for the catacombs and they were preparing the church with flowers for a wedding. What a building though.

Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This site should be better visited. It houses the oldest catacombs in sicily but the catacombs of san giovanni are larger and the san giovanni site houses the oldest christian worship site in sicily. The two are must sees. The kairos leaflet picked up from...More

Thank Aquinasmagister
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Today I had the tour guide to myself which was lovely. We went first to the small octagonal baroque church where Saint Lucia was buried at one point (her poor body got 'kidnapped' on a couple of occasions by other rulers so this is not...More

1  Thank usacobbler
Reviewed 1 July 2016

After the cathedral, it's tempting not to bother... but please do. This church is beautiful it it's own right.

1  Thank Citrus-Farmer
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Closed, no information about when it would be open. It had the same problem that many of the churches in the town have: there's no information available about the opening hours.

1  Thank xzxzxzxzxzx
Reviewed 12 June 2016

On our first outing here we went into the Sepulchre and there was a guide giving a talk in Italian. His party then moved off through a door to the left and when we tried to follow we were stopped. We later found that this...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Beautiful facade in the stunning Duomo square. We were hoping to see yet another beautiful painting by Caravaggio...but it's not in very good condition and a bit too far behind the altar. Also poorly illuminated.

2  Thank Neri I
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