A bit stark in comparison to the cathedral, but beautiful in its simplicity. If you have time, worth a visit. However, if you are in Siena for only a day you may have to pass this one by
Visiting the Basilica and the home of St Catherine were completely overwhelmingly and beautiful experiences. St Catherine relics are here, and if you are making a trip to Siena, come spend some quiet time and pray. Our trip to Siena, Rome and Assisi was life changing. Italy has such a beautiful culture, and there is so much divinely inspired artwork... More
I visited with my two youngest boys in July 2013. This Cathedral is not as ornate as the Siena Cathedral, it is a Dominican Cathedral and is still operated by the Dominicans. We visited the gift shop and the shop manager was very friendly and helped the boys get a nice gift. Very peaceful place to stop and pray during... More
San Domenico looked authentic and ancient. Modest when compared with the standard set downtown by Il Duomo. Just as impressive in it's own way. The church seemed to be a favorite hangout for young people on weekend nights.They were always well behaved. This building had a different feel than the rest of Siena. More Medieval than Renaissance. Loved it.
This church is quite impressive from the outside, but the inside is rather simple. If you have to pick just 3-4 places to visit in Siena, you can probably skip this church, in favour of more impressive attractions, such as the Duomo, the Palazzo Pubblico etc.
This is a very austere church both inside and outside. We had been to the home of St. Catherine close by so were interested to see the pretty chapel with significant relics of this great saint.
San Domenico is a huge barn of a church with a fairly minimalist interior! Entry is free but there are no guidebooks or leaflets inside only a couple of info phones. The main attractions are the relics of St. Catherine and the portrait of her painted by Andrea Vanni. The stained glass is a bit odd and doesn't really add... More
Nella Basilica di Santa Caterina è possibile trovare un fornitissimo Book Shop dove personale specializzato è a disposizione per qualsiasi... More
Such a great, old church. The relic of St. Catherine is a must see and read. Don't forget to light a candle and take some time to worship in the quietness of this church and marvel at it's beauty as well as humility.
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