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Casa di Santa Caterina

Costa di San Antonio, Siena, Italy
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The house of the Patron Saint of Europe.
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Costa di San Antonio, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

I was hoping to see some rooms in which she lived or artifacts from her lifetime. Rather, there was a chapel with some frescos of her life, a bookstore selling magnets and such and a "museum" that had essentially chachkies. I learned little to nothing...More

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This lovely church was built on the grounds of St. Catherine's family home. Photographs are not allowed inside, but that will allow for more attention on the beautiful art. Our guide told us that the altar was built on top of what had been the...More

Thank kwagmeister
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This was the house that St Catherine's family lived in. It has been embellished to facilitate tourists and provide services that they need. St Catherine wished to live a simple solitary life so she retreated to a "room under the stairway" which can be viewed...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were lucky to be staying in a hotel which was part of this interesting history of the house where St Caterina was born. Interesting to look round the whole complex. Interesting evidence all around that you are in the 'goose' contrada area!

Thank VeeBee59
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit, we found it on the way to the big cathedral as we lost in the small streets. Nothing special but if it's on your way.

Thank George P
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

After knowing some background to St Catherine, it is interesting to know that the place where she lives is still preserved.

Thank Erico2709
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Small and very well done preservation of St Catherine's convent. It is very tranquil and a great place to visit. You have an excellent opportunity to not only appreciate the art but also to enjoy the quiet and reflect.

Thank Gavin L
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have always been fascinated with Saint Catherine--so maybe that is why I thought this was so special. The chapel room has beautiful artwork. What I really loved was the 6 sites that are related to Saint Catherine. If you start at her house, you...More

Thank arcturusmoon
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped in when we had a few hours before leaving for Rome. Learned alot about this local Saint. Some of her relics are here and on display including her finger.

Thank sidgasner
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Interesting, and even perhaps moving for Catholics, view of the place Saint Catherine spent many years. A bit of a hilly hike from the central piazza (Il Campo), but worth the effort.

Thank Barrett R
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