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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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Easily missed, but worth searching out

This castle and church could be easily missed, but they are certainly worth a bit of a side trip between the main cathedral area and the bus station. Free to look around and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This castle and church could be easily missed, but they are certainly worth a bit of a side trip between the main cathedral area and the bus station. Free to look around and beautiful inside, don't miss it!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you are interested in St. Catering this house is worth visiting. The chapel and rooms are lovely. Pictures are not allowed

Thank teenasan3
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Quiet and peaceful Casa to visit the patron saint of Siena. Interesting to find out about her life and influences. The floors and artwork inside are beautiful.

1 Thank BushbabyStaci
Thomaston, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We visited both sights, the Chapel of the crucifixion which was filled with art that depicted parts of St Catherine's life . Across the courtyard was the sanctuary. What a magnificent place. Beautiful art, the cross where she had her vision, painted ceilings and walls. As good as any church or cathedral we have ever visited.

1 Thank punchcardRay
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Lovely atmosphere here, a kind of cloisters set beside the street of fabric dyers where St Catherine was born. Looking into her life, she was a very interesting and influential woman.

Thank Juliet R
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We did a quick stop here. The artwork in the little church is very impressive. One of my favorite parts was the sun rays coming through the painted glass over the door and magically illuminating the Madonna in the painting on the left side when facing the wall. Worth a visit and the fact that it's free is a nice... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

A visit to the Casa di Santa Caterina (St. Catherine) is a worthwhile experience and close to other sights in Siena. It is so much more than a home as the Casa has developed over the centuries. The architecture of the interior was stunning and the ceiling pieces and decorations were masterful and beautiful. Well worth visiting. ...

Thank David B L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

We visited Sta Caterina to pay homage to the st patron of Siena, its a small and beautiful church, with gorgeous praying chapels and and peaceful ambience. Its a must in Siena

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

It's definitely worth a visit. in particular the chamber with the frescoes is something special and makes the visit worth it, give yourself time to appreciate it. the rest of the complex is fairly standard and you can go through it quickly

Thank Finian K
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Saint Caterina’s home and birthplace is situated just a block away from the Basilica di San Domenico. The Sanctuary is a shrine to Saint Catherine and is located above the house where she lived and has precious works and records of the saint. The Church of the Crucifix houses the miraculous 12th Crucifix from which, according to tradition, Saint Catherine... More 

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