Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico
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Some children love gore, in which case, nothing beats the relic of Santa Caterina in the church of San Domenico - it's her mummified head! Her thumb is also on display.
St Catherine was welcomed into the Dominican fold within this huge and austere 13th-century basilica. Inside, the Cappella di Santa Caterina (halfway down the wall to the right of the altar) contains frescoes by Il Sodoma and Andrea Vanni depicting events in the saint's life. Also here are…
It was built betwwen 1226 and 1265, preserving the relic of the head of Santa Caterina da Siena, born in Siena in 1347, patroness of Italy.
May 23, 2015
It holds the relic of Santa Caterina.