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Casa di Santa Caterina

Costa di San Antonio, Siena, Italy
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The house of the Patron Saint of Europe.
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  • Average11%
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“st catherine” (7 reviews)
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Costa di San Antonio, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

St Catherine is the Patron Saint of Siena and the Sanctuary dedicated to her is located where her family used to live which is about a 300 metre walk from the Basilica Caterina San Domenico (where there are reliquary of her including her head and...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting church to visit as St. Catherine is the patron saint of Siena. This church is built upon her original house. You can still see the kitchen fireplace and the crucifix that she prayed to. It was fascinating to me to...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Another place we came across when heading elsewhere from our hotel. There was a service taking place so we did not get to see right inside the chapel, but there was still enough to see to make the visit very worthwhile. Certainly worth a visit...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I was hoping to see some rooms in which she lived or artifacts from her lifetime. Rather, there was a chapel with some frescos of her life, a bookstore selling magnets and such and a "museum" that had essentially chachkies. I learned little to nothing...More

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This lovely church was built on the grounds of St. Catherine's family home. Photographs are not allowed inside, but that will allow for more attention on the beautiful art. Our guide told us that the altar was built on top of what had been the...More

Thank kwagmeister
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This was the house that St Catherine's family lived in. It has been embellished to facilitate tourists and provide services that they need. St Catherine wished to live a simple solitary life so she retreated to a "room under the stairway" which can be viewed...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We were lucky to be staying in a hotel which was part of this interesting history of the house where St Caterina was born. Interesting to look round the whole complex. Interesting evidence all around that you are in the 'goose' contrada area!

Thank VeeBee59
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit, we found it on the way to the big cathedral as we lost in the small streets. Nothing special but if it's on your way.

Thank George P
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

After knowing some background to St Catherine, it is interesting to know that the place where she lives is still preserved.

Thank Erico2709
Reviewed 15 November 2016 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.

Thank Gavin L
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