Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico, Siena

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Medieval Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico dates from 1226, and still contains the original rectangular nave and transverse roof beams--as well as the head and finger of St. Catherine of Siena. Legend has it that her mother begged the Dominicans to bury St. Catherine's body at Siena, and as a compromise they sent only her head. The cathedral's towering transepts and small chapels are home to a plethora of Renaissance frescoes and paintings--including the only genuine portrait of St. Catherine of Siena, by Andrea Vanni. Arrange to visit Basilica Cateriniana Di S. Domenico and other attractions in Siena using our Siena online travel route planner.
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  • I visited this church last year and prayed for my Granddaughter who has leukaemia. I felt a spiritual connection with this church. I’ve returned to Italy this year all the way from Australia and...  more »
  • Two relics are hosted in this gothic style church: the thumb and face of Saint Catherine. Both pretty well preserved, taking into account the 700year aging process. Worth a visit...and the entrance....  more »
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