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Basilica di San Domenico

Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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This church features the shrine that contains the mummified head of the renowned Saint Catherine.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

I might have walked by this basilica had it not been pointed out to us. Except for it's size, it kind of blends in with the other buildings and doesn't jump out at you like other churches. The interior is very nice but not spectacular...More

Thank Shaka_Frank
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

If you come to Siena by bus that makes a stop at Piazza Gramsci, then St. Dominic Basilica is a great starting point for the tour about the town on the way to Campo and Duomo. It is an impressive gothic church dated back to...More

Thank Garfieldfromvienna
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Really enjoyed visiting this basilica. Pretty vast in size and yet it felt very tranquil & serene. Having read about St. Catherine of Siena's life, it was strangely fascinating to see her head & finger relics on display. Worth a visit.

Thank Anyliz
Reviewed 27 November 2014

This is probably worth a visit, if you have an interest in St. Catherine, the joint patron saint of all Italy with St. Francis of Assisi.

Thank LocalActingGlobal
Reviewed 27 October 2014

The first thing I noticed were the stained glass windows. Many more wonderful works of art. Catherine's finger (could be reproduction) is in the case. Why?

Thank carcpatraveler
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We enjoyed seeing the numerous art pieces and artifacts depicting the life of St Catherine of Siena.

Thank cswright
Reviewed 14 October 2014

I love that this church sits up on the hill, all quiet and unobtrusive, unlike so many other Duomos and Cathedrals in Italy. But when you enter this church, there is a peace and tranquility I just love. It's beautiful inside and has many side...More

Thank debdex66
Reviewed 5 October 2014

This church contains a relic from St. Catherine, the patron saint of Italy. That alone made it an interesting visit. It is huge inside, many examples of antique art on ceilings and walls. We enjoyed the experience. Like many of the churches no photos were...More

Thank worldwisetraveler
Reviewed 10 September 2014

This is a beautiful building, and while the interior is much less 'decorated' than the smaller churches in Siena, it is still very impressive. We sat for a little during a mass (not being a religious person I had never been to a mass before)....More

Thank SamanthaFirestone
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Having visited her body in Rome, we decided to see her head and finger in Siena!! This is a place of worship and pilgrimage for many. It is a very basic bare church compared to many, and the relics of St. Catherine of Siena was...More

Thank Egpos
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