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Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia

Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Nice (and free entry to) church but mostly visited for the painting of Caravaggio

As there is no entry free to this church, it is very easy to see Caravaggio's Burial of St. Lucy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Definitely take ten minutes and venture inside this church

With everything to see that surrounds and really overwhelms it in the piazza, the Chiesa di Santa... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As there is no entry free to this church, it is very easy to see Caravaggio's Burial of St. Lucy here even though it is not as spectacular as I thought. Neverthless, the church is located in the center of Ortigia, so it is very...More

Thank pajulankustaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With everything to see that surrounds and really overwhelms it in the piazza, the Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia can easily be overlooked. Me being a Caravaggio fan, we ventured into the church on our second day in Ortigia. You cannot take photos but...More

1  Thank Abbeyjackson
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Visited the church for the Caravaggio painting...not one of his more impressive works. Rest of the church is nice, but nothing to wow.

1  Thank rustycat83
Reviewed 24 November 2016

He stages living tableaux of Caravaggio paintings, and other work (one had been seen by the Pope!) and was happy to show us photos with examples of his work. Church was almost empty when we went, so could admire Santa Lucia painting easily. A few...More

2  Thank zchug
Reviewed 26 October 2016

So disappointing to travel all the way from the UK to this church only to find it closed on a Tuesday, despite notices saying it was closed only on Mondays.

1  Thank jan g
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Situated right at the end of the Duomo Piazza, slightly recessed is the church of Santa Lucia alla badia. It is an impressive work.

Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It's a church and an art gallery, too. I enjoyed the beautiful frescoes inside it. Very unique space at the end of a lovely square.

Thank neuronell
Reviewed 8 October 2016

One of the reasons I came to Siracusa was to see this painting. It was well worth the visit. Although poorly restored, it still conveys the passion of the artist's work. The two grave diggers frame the dead body of Santa Lucia, while the mourners...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I like Caravaggio's work - and this painting is good (but not his best by a long way) - It is said it was done in a hurry, and you can see that. A nice church - and free entry to see the church and...More

1  Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Santa Lucia alla Badia is located on Piazza del Duomo, you can’t miss its green door framed by beautiful spiral columns and each side has the Spanish Coat of Arms, above the door are martyrdom symbols of St Lucia, the palm, crown and sword. The...More

2  Thank KTGP
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I would like to know if we can go to Sunday Mass in this Church?
14 February 2017|
Response from Paula M | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. The church is basically being used as a museum. You can go to mass right next door at the Cathedral.
What are the opening times for the church please. Thanks
16 June 2015|
Response from RACHEL A |
I was just in Syracuse, and this church is open from 11-4, Tuesday - Sunday. I know this because I got there at 4 on Sunday ... just as they were closing the doors!