We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro

Piazza Santa Lucia, 96100 Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67946
Review Highlights
Special gem and secret tip in Syracuse!

The church of Santa Lucia is a three-aisled column basilica from the 12th century. It was erected... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Munich, Germany
Lucy! Lucy! Lucy!

Pay your homage to St. Lucia, view the Caravaggio painting, see a somewhat austere church. Don't... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Read all 131 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“marble statue” (2 reviews)
“st lucy” (3 reviews)
“guided tour” (3 reviews)
Piazza Santa Lucia, 96100 Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67946

Similar Things to Do in Syracuse

Write a Review
Reviews (131)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 26 July 2017

The church of Santa Lucia is a three-aisled column basilica from the 12th century. It was erected in the place where St. Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, suffered martyrdom instead of a predecessor of the 6th century. The windowsrose on the west side as...More

Thank martinthallmair
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Pay your homage to St. Lucia, view the Caravaggio painting, see a somewhat austere church. Don't go out of your way.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This little church next to the Duomo in Siracusa seems to be sort of a forgotten gem. The church is rather small in comparison to the dome but the painting in the back is well worth visit. If one wants to spend more time, ask...More

1  Thank Jorn H
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Walking back from the theatres via the Santuario we 'found' this wonderful church with the huge piazza in front - we could not stay for the catacombs and they were preparing the church with flowers for a wedding. What a building though.

Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This site should be better visited. It houses the oldest catacombs in sicily but the catacombs of san giovanni are larger and the san giovanni site houses the oldest christian worship site in sicily. The two are must sees. The kairos leaflet picked up from...More

Thank Aquinasmagister
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Today I had the tour guide to myself which was lovely. We went first to the small octagonal baroque church where Saint Lucia was buried at one point (her poor body got 'kidnapped' on a couple of occasions by other rulers so this is not...More

1  Thank usacobbler
Reviewed 1 July 2016

After the cathedral, it's tempting not to bother... but please do. This church is beautiful it it's own right.

1  Thank Citrus-Farmer
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Closed, no information about when it would be open. It had the same problem that many of the churches in the town have: there's no information available about the opening hours.

1  Thank xzxzxzxzxzx
Reviewed 12 June 2016

On our first outing here we went into the Sepulchre and there was a guide giving a talk in Italian. His party then moved off through a door to the left and when we tried to follow we were stopped. We later found that this...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Beautiful facade in the stunning Duomo square. We were hoping to see yet another beautiful painting by Caravaggio...but it's not in very good condition and a bit too far behind the altar. Also poorly illuminated.

2  Thank Neri I
Nearby Restaurants
Da Gianni Trattoria Self Service Bar
92 reviews
.50 km away
Pizzeria-Trattoria Del Forestiero
169 reviews
.47 km away
Ristorante Jonico-a Rutta e Ciauli
405 reviews
.52 km away
piadina Bedda. L'originale piadina siciliana.
54 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chiesa di San Giovanni alle Catacombe
644 reviews
.75 km away
Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi
755 reviews
.58 km away
Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime
694 reviews
.57 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines