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Basilica di San Domenico

Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 286848
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This church features the shrine that contains the mummified head of the renowned Saint Catherine.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Piazza San Domenico, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Heading says it all for me. I travel the world as i get older. Many fascinating things to experience. But, unless you frequent this site, you won't remember anything about it other than "St. Catherine's Mummy (or part of it) is "supposed" to be here....More

Thank Mikewinburn
FedericoMuzzi, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Basilica di San Domenico, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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Lei è veramente un turista poco attento. Non vede i dipinti di Antonio Bazzi, Lorenzetti, Guido da Siena, Giorgio Martini......More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free to enter and contains a mummified head relic. Worth 10-15 minutes walking around and viewing the unfinished nature of the facility. The main stained glass Windows are one of the best I’ve seen out of all the churches I’ve visited in Europe.

Thank drgaines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well not quite home as the casa di Santa Caterina is just down the hill but this is where you find her head and thumb. Pope Pius the 2nd , also from Siena, canonized Catherine in June 1461. As for the church, well its large...More

Thank 832rono
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catherine of Siena started fasting and having visions as a girl. She became a Dominican and worked to bring the papacy back to Rome from France. She is believed to have had miraculous visions and thought she was married to Jesus and wore an invisible...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

from all the Basilicas of Siena this might be the simplest one, but that doesnt mean it doesnt have great altars and architectural findings. It also has a great view of the Duomo and is usually where all the tours around Siena depart from. It...More

Thank meretti
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't have insisted on going inside if we hadn't parked nearby and this was a major stop on the road into the town. The exterior is so very impressive ! It is enormous with a beautiful belltower that I wish i could've climbed. Alas...More

Thank coconutugly
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

A very austere but full of history place of worship which is still functioning. It houses the head of the city's most famous daughter, St Catherine of Siena (1347 - 1380). Catherine died in Rome after having persuaded the Pope to return to Rome from...More

Thank Alfred G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Historically important site in Siena which houses the relics of St. Catherine, and pays tribute to her life. Her head and finger are the main attractions of this 13th-14th century edifice which a bit off the beaten track. Minimal art...

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This was a good visit to a large, not-too-scenic church honoring a very historic figure, St. Catherine, key in the history of the Catholic Church. Her mummified head and finger are displayed.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This large edifice that totally monopolises one of the ridges in Siena is dedicated to St Catherine of Siena whose family lived nearby and is where she spent much of her time praying and meditating. The Basilica is very unattractive from the outside. Inside it...More

Thank westy54
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