Basilica of Santa Lucia

Syracuse, Italy

Basilica of Santa Lucia Extra moenia is a Byzantine church built (after Norman rebuilt), according to tradition, in the same place of the martyrdom of the saint in 303 AD. The current appearance is from the 15th–16th centuries. The most ancient parts still preserved include the portal, the three half-circular apses and the first two orders of the belfry. Under the church are the Catacombs of St. Lucy. For this church Caravaggio painted the Burial of St. Lucy, now housed in the Church of Santa Lucìa alla Badìa.

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Founded: c. 1100
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Magdalena Szymczak (2 years ago)
Wonderful place
Francesca D'Anna (2 years ago)
St Lucia body is not here it is just old graves
Elisa Lanciotti (2 years ago)
Closed, because nobody is there
Jonathan Ward (2 years ago)
Sunday 5 May 2019 to Sunday 12 May 2019 Lovely church filled with the presence of God in every quiet little corner
Bambi Nix (3 years ago)
It was difficult to find spiritual calmness due to groups of rude tourists.
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