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Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia

96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Caravaggio lovers m ust come

Other than the famous Caravaggio picure there is not much to see but this picture is worth coming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tmacquiban
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Rome, Italy
Caravaggio in Ortygia

The Caravaggio painting is luminous and accessible. Definitely a must in Siracusa or Ortygia. The... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
erl20172017
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“st lucy” (12 reviews)
“free entry” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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"st lucy"
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"caravaggio painting"
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"free entry"
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"great art"
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"poor lighting"
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"wrought iron balcony"
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"two thirds"
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"lovely church"
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"no photography"
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"piazza duomo"
in 6 reviews
"for sale"
in 2 reviews
"burial"
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"masterpiece"
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"altar"
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"canvas"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than the famous Caravaggio picure there is not much to see but this picture is worth coming all the way to Sicily to see this alone.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Caravaggio painting is luminous and accessible. Definitely a must in Siracusa or Ortygia. The Piazza Duomo is attractive and well restored and kept.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

I was disappointed that the Caravaggio of Santa Lucia was so far from where you were permitted to stand. I would have bought a postcard of the painting but didn't see one for sale. The church itself is not that interesting inside but the twisted...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

It's true the famed Caravaggio is hard to see, as it is cordoned off at the back of the church. And no wonder as there was an attempted theft of it some years ago. However the displays show close-ups that are worth any art historian's...More

Thank Danubegal
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

This adjoins the Duomo and is very convenient to visit. Even if it were not, the Carevaggio altarpiece of the Burial of St Lucy is a masterpiece. We spent 30 minutes viewing it and the two nearby crucifixes. Because it is seen from a distance,...More

Thank DUN01170
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I did not know anything about this church before I went. There is no admission charge, and no photography allowed. It is sparse, and the art at the front does not fit what you usually think of - in fact, out of place. However, it...More

Thank pjcharles
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

I enjoyed stopping in this church. There were no pews, so you could walk around and appreciate the space, and of course the Carravagio behind the altar.

Thank Grumo
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Free entry. Caravaggio painting but difficult to see well, poor lighting and couldn’t get close enough really. Painting was done for another church so doesn’t fit well.

Thank Stoddd
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Inside this beautiful small church at one end of the magnificent Piazza Duomo you will find Caravaggio's painting "The Burial of Saint Lucy." Definitely worth a stop.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia is located towards the end of Duomo Square, and just a very short distance from the Cathedral. We stood outside the church admiring it with its intricate wrought iron balcony, took photographs, and could now actually kick ourselves...More

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annieo1
14 February 2017|
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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.
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alty
16 June 2015|
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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!
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