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Basilica di San Domenico

Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
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St. Catherine passed a large part of her life inside the walls of this stupendous Basilica, which was one of the first to be dedicated to St. Dominic. It was begun by the Dominicans in 1226 on the hill of Camporegio which they had received as a gift from the Malavolti family. Most of the actual rectangular nave and the inside roof with its tranverse beams, all in Gothic Cistercian style, go back to this epoch.
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Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

Siena is perched on (and in!) a hill, and San Domenico is on the very top. The inside is rather bland compared to other places, but still impressive. The relic head of St. Catherine of Siena is here.

Thank bestnanaever
Reviewed 18 November 2015

The church is going through restoration so I didn't have a great look. The place is big and you also see the head of St Catherine, which was interesting. The surrounding area is very nice. Try to find the hilly landscape next to the church...More

Thank HEESUN H
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Some interesting modern stain glass windows inside along with some heavy religious art. Packed with tourist parties so never relaxing. Currently undergoing major roof restoration so inside full of scaffolding. No photography allowed

Thank JonBunston
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

This is a church built for believers not for vanity. The bio of St Catherine of Siena is beautiful and this historical landmark, currently being refurbished, is a fitting tribute. We had just come from the Santa Maria Sobre Minerva where her other remains are...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Just a very short walk from the main piazza. Go during the day and visit some of the open chapels (most of the church is being restored). The head of St Catherine is located there - weird by wonderful.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 19 September 2015

After battling mobs at holy sites in Rome and Florence, the solitude offered at San Domenico was surprising. Initially I had wondered if I was in the right place. But then I saw signs directing this weary pilgrim to St. Catherine, the basilica's most lasting...More

1  Thank K G
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Church itself is very plain but still lovely to go and view, Holds the mummfied head and finger of st Katherine was a bit strange but interesting to have a look at. good view of siena from outside the church

Thank mooyman12
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Built by the Domenican order but linked to St Catherine of Siena. This church holds the head of St Catherine, worth a visit.

Thank Susy C
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The basilica was under restauration when we visited. An imposing Basilica, sober as Dominican are, it must be a beautiful place to visit once its finished..

Thank Romulo G
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Basilica San Dominico is in a high position and is rather spectacular. Inside there is an incredible range of old masters artwork which are in fresco on the walls. The tributes and relics of St Catherine are well worth the visit.

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