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Casa di Santa Caterina

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Address: Costa di San Antonio, Siena, Italy
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The house of the Patron Saint of Europe.

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Great opportunity to reflect

Small and very well done preservation of St Catherine's convent. It is very tranquil and a great place to visit. You have an excellent opportunity to not only appreciate the art... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gavin L
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small and very well done preservation of St Catherine's convent. It is very tranquil and a great place to visit. You have an excellent opportunity to not only appreciate the art but also to enjoy the quiet and reflect.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have always been fascinated with Saint Catherine--so maybe that is why I thought this was so special. The chapel room has beautiful artwork. What I really loved was the 6 sites that are related to Saint Catherine. If you start at her house, you can then walk to the fountain which is lovely, the church which is magical. But... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped in when we had a few hours before leaving for Rome. Learned alot about this local Saint. Some of her relics are here and on display including her finger.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Interesting, and even perhaps moving for Catholics, view of the place Saint Catherine spent many years. A bit of a hilly hike from the central piazza (Il Campo), but worth the effort.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

St. Catherine is the patron saint of Siena (and Italy and Europe, for that matter), and a hometown hero as she grew up in Siena. This site is the location of her home and church. It is located across a pleasant breezeway, which is a peaceful place to rest for a while after walking all over town. The mall church... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Yes it is worthy. Splendid views around. The place is quite different from the crowded famous places. This is also that Sienna! Quiet places where you can rest and admiring gorgeous views and restful atmosphere. In the top 5 for me.

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Zabbar, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

To go to this attraction one has to go down a slope and then once you arrive you will be surrounded by beauty and even this is a must see attraction, since Santa Caterina of Siena was a great example for all of us. One you enter in both the church and the house you will be impressed and enhanced... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The small chapel-like gallery that features giant frescos of St. Catherine's life is beautiful. Use the audio guide to understand the paintings. Easy to see and appreciate. Across the breezeway is the actual church with the famous cross through which Christ appeared to St. Catherine. Open in the morning and again at 3:00pm. Inspiring story of a holy young girl... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A beautiful and peaceful time was had in Casa di Santa Caterina with its beautiful buildings and wonderful chaplels displaying frescos , paintings as well as intricate tiled flooring in main chapel. Worth a visit .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We very nearly missed this one and only found it on our last day. If we had missed it we would have missed one of Siena's real gems. The fresco's in the chapel are a real treat and compared to many of Siena's churches this is very small but certainly should be ranked up with some of the major sites.

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