Today I had the tour guide to myself which was lovely. We went first to the small octagonal baroque church where Saint Lucia was buried at one point (her poor body got 'kidnapped' on a couple of occasions by other rulers so this is not her final resting spot). Next week went to the catacombs where the guide showed me... 更多
Closed, no information about when it would be open. It had the same problem that many of the churches in the town have: there's no information available about the opening hours.
On our first outing here we went into the Sepulchre and there was a guide giving a talk in Italian. His party then moved off through a door to the left and when we tried to follow we were stopped. We later found that this door linked to the entrance to the catacombs which we visited on a different day.... 更多
Beautiful facade in the stunning Duomo square. We were hoping to see yet another beautiful painting by Caravaggio...but it's not in very good condition and a bit too far behind the altar. Also poorly illuminated.
This basilica is located in a side of Syracuse not far from the port side of the city. its a nice big sure on its side and a medium size park at the end near the little building at the end of the square. I certainly did enjoy my time reflecting when doing my visit.
The cult of Lucia was new to me but very interesting and this is well worth look as part of taking in the history of the area.
The Caravaggio is placed on a wall well behind the altar, which in turn has a gap between it and where the public can stand. Take your binoculars if you want to have a good look at the painting.
The guided tour, in English and Italian, includes the chapel where St Lucy was allegedly buried, the extensive catacombs with... 更多