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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 stained glass windows of Basilica di San Domenico are wonderful The central window is modern and vibrant with colour with the sun shining through, flanked on each side by windows in muted blues. The rose window at the opposite end is also modern.
The Basilica di San Domenico is a beautiful church in the heart of Siena. The altar is amazing, the building is massive, and the artwork is beautiful. The stand-out part, however, is the side altar containing the head of St. Catherine of Siena in a...More
The family house of Saint Catherine is nearby, and this is the church she went to where she had her original visions and inspiration. The highlight is probably the ornate Chapel of Saint Catherine with its beautiful artwork and relics. Can’t see them up close,...More
Pretty amazing that the actual head of this incredible saint is located in the Basilica. It is so cool to see such relics and to be in the very city and space where she lived and walked so long ago.
This church has many lovely...More