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Basilica di San Domenico

Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Relative to the other churches in Siena and in Italy in general, the interior of the Basilica di San Domenico is not particularly ornate or memorable (other than the crypt of Saint Catherine). Many of the stained glass windows, for example, have been replaced with...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This basilica is not ornate or memorable except for the side altar which houses the head (relic) of St Catherine of Siena. Her actual body remains in Rome but her head with clay mask and actual teeth visible is enshrined here in Siena. Masses are...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This large brick church was so plain and to be honest unkept around the church. But once you go inside you will see Siena's 17 Contrada flags. You will see everyday people coming in to pray and mediate. In the chapel, surrounded by candles you...More

Thank RiverbendTX
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

St Catherine's Basilica is an impressive structure located on a prominent hill in Siena. We started our walking tour at the Basilica and it was wonderful to hear the rich history of the church. St. Catherine's relics are located within the Basilica as are some...More

Thank jen1105
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Large basilica overshadowed by the more famous Duomo in Siena. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but quite beautiful on the inside. Worth a trip here if you have time in the city.

Thank Tomme T
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Any trip to Tuscany will surely involve visiting churches and cathedrals. The Basilica di San Domenico in Siena, though quite plain on the outside is nevertheless worth visiting. The 17 flags of the medieval contrade of Siena are proudly displayed around the walls - these...More

Thank Gearoid O O
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very large basilica with wide open space. Interning paintings line the walls. But the main attraction that will draw people are the remains of St. Catherine of Siena. In a small side chapel they have her preserved head and finger.

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went to San Domenico as part of a guided tour round Siena. The church itself is so bound up with the history of Siena, especially their patron saint. There's a huge expanse when you enter, but you can wander round as long as no photo's...More

Thank Trikegirl
Reviewed 3 January 2017

quite an experience..Spectacular architecture. Tomb of St. Catherine..keep in mind no photographs allowed..well worth the visit

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

What was interesting about this church is that relics of St Catherine (her head & her thumb) is stored in this church. Also behind this church is a good spot to take great shots of Siena Cathedral.

Thank Erico2709
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