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“Church not special, painting disappointing.”

Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro
Ranked #18 of 149 things to do in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Recommended to visit the church to see a Caravaggio we did so. The church itself is much like any other in Italy, the painting in a dark area and some distance from the viewer.Main recollection was of a man with an enormous behind and a female lying on the floor.I don't think it is noted as one of his best works.

1  Thank lizandianp
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

All the tour books and sights we looked at to prepare for the trip to Syracuse state that the Caravaggio painting of the burial of Santa Lucia once hung at the Sanctuary Santa Lucia al Sepolcro Church but is now in the Palazzo Bellomo Museum. This is incorrect. The Caravaggio was not moved to the museum 10 years ago. The workers at the Sanctuary said there had been talk of doing so but it never happened. So if you are an art fan or a Caravaggio fan this is an important piece of information. The reason I gave an average rating is because the painting was not well lit and it was cordoned off 5 or 6 meters before the painting. You could not see the details of this masterpiece. The Church is open sporadically and if you are there for a short period of time a day or two you may not get to see it at all.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Going into the Catacombs was indescribable. My aunts and father had played in them as children. The story of Santa Lucia and the beauty of the Basilica was overwhelming.

2  Thank Ciccina2012
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Amazing on the inside and wonderfully serene and calm. We lit some candles to St Lucia and listened to Mass from the back.

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Reviewed 1 July 2013

You rould the corner and there is the church in the middle of the square. Quite amazing. The magnificant chapels within the church. A must see.

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