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The sanctuary of the Italy’s patron saint, Saint Catherine, is a cloistered little church and memorial built around her birthplace. She was born in 1347 as Caterina Benincasa and beside being the medieval mystic, she was famous for her writing and diplomatic skills. The building...More
This little nunnery once housed St. Catharina of Siena and contains one building with some beautiful artwork and a smallish chapel. The nunnery is located just of the street in or out of Siena when you come (or go out) round the stadium.
It was always very quiet when we visited. There is a large courtyard ( toilets located here) and we visited a small chapel in the grounds which seemed to be the only area open when we visited.
There is at the entrance to the church...More
St. Catherine's house is a better location to understand and experience St. Catherine than the Basilica of San Domenico, also known as Basilica Cateriniana. The Basilica may have the relic of her head, but the house has her story.
The house has three main chapels,...More