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Casa di Santa Caterina

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Address: Costa di San Antonio, Siena, Italy
09:00 - 18:00
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The house of the Patron Saint of Europe.

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St Catherine's home

This was the house that St Catherine's family lived in. It has been embellished to facilitate tourists and provide services that they need. St Catherine wished to live a simple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laurie B
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the house that St Catherine's family lived in. It has been embellished to facilitate tourists and provide services that they need. St Catherine wished to live a simple solitary life so she retreated to a "room under the stairway" which can be viewed by going out the main door and turning right. If you climb down the stairway... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to be staying in a hotel which was part of this interesting history of the house where St Caterina was born. Interesting to look round the whole complex. Interesting evidence all around that you are in the 'goose' contrada area!

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Rhodes, Greece
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit, we found it on the way to the big cathedral as we lost in the small streets. Nothing special but if it's on your way.

Thank George P
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

After knowing some background to St Catherine, it is interesting to know that the place where she lives is still preserved.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Small and very well done preservation of St Catherine's convent. It is very tranquil and a great place to visit. You have an excellent opportunity to not only appreciate the art but also to enjoy the quiet and reflect.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have always been fascinated with Saint Catherine--so maybe that is why I thought this was so special. The chapel room has beautiful artwork. What I really loved was the 6 sites that are related to Saint Catherine. If you start at her house, you can then walk to the fountain which is lovely, the church which is magical. But... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped in when we had a few hours before leaving for Rome. Learned alot about this local Saint. Some of her relics are here and on display including her finger.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Interesting, and even perhaps moving for Catholics, view of the place Saint Catherine spent many years. A bit of a hilly hike from the central piazza (Il Campo), but worth the effort.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

St. Catherine is the patron saint of Siena (and Italy and Europe, for that matter), and a hometown hero as she grew up in Siena. This site is the location of her home and church. It is located across a pleasant breezeway, which is a peaceful place to rest for a while after walking all over town. The mall church... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Yes it is worthy. Splendid views around. The place is quite different from the crowded famous places. This is also that Sienna! Quiet places where you can rest and admiring gorgeous views and restful atmosphere. In the top 5 for me.

Thank Cedric G

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