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Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro

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Address: Piazza Santa Lucia, 96100 Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Impressive and moving

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 one of the guides. They will provide a whole lot of background information.

Thank Jorn H
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 any of these sites or the tiny eleventh century church at the entrance to neapolis... More 

Thank Aquinasmagister
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 her final resting spot). Next week went to the catacombs where the guide showed me... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Citrus-Farmer
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 door linked to the entrance to the catacombs which we visited on a different day.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This basilica is located in a side of Syracuse not far from the port side of the city. its a nice big sure on its side and a medium size park at the end near the little building at the end of the square. I certainly did enjoy my time reflecting when doing my visit.

Thank mje0250400

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