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St. Catherine passed a large part of her life inside the walls of this stupendous Basilica, which was one of the first to be dedicated to St. Dominic. It was begun by the Dominicans in 1226 on the hill of Camporegio which they had received as a gift...more
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The church holds the relics of Siena's patron saint, St Catherine of Siena.The only original portrait of her by her friend Andrea Vanni is here. Cathetrine Benincasa was the daughter of a tradesman. At the eight she devoted herself to the Lord and began to...More
How amazing to actually see St. Catherine of Siena! Her relics have been here since 1383. Since our visit, we have inadvertently been to many other named St. Catherine of Siena churches, schools, statues, etc. She is everywhere. Very memorable experience.
From the outside there is a breathtaking view of most of Siena, including the Duomo and city hall tower. The church itself, was built in the 13th century in a Gothic style and contains the relics of St Catherine of Siena.
In comparison to many basilica's we had visited throughout Italy, this is a plain church with very few benches - strategically placed but the history is compelling.
St Catherine decided at a very young age that she wanted to be a nun. She wore chains...More
Amazing it was partially destroyed during an eathquake, including the tower.
This basilica was a very short walk from St. Catherines house and our Hotel Grand Continental, skipping some of the more steep paths to and from the Duomo and Piazza del Campo.
A lovely church and a very important one for Catholics.St Catherine of Siena has her head preserved here and this is a major pilgrimage centre.The exterior is very plain,but impressive if viewed from lower streets.Also close to the Casa di Santa Caterina,where she lived.
This church sits ominously at the top of a hill overlooking Porte Fontebranda. The church is relatively plain, both inside and out. It is not ornately adorned as many other Italian basilicas. However, it is unique in its impressive wood-beamed roof. And, there are many...More
it was the first place to visit during our trip to Siena
it's a sober church, with a history of almost 800 years
relics of Saint Caterina could be found there, an altar is dedicated to her
it's a place to be closer to God,...More