Chiesa di San Domenico

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Chiesa di San Domenico information

Siena , Italy
Piazza San Domenico
Opening hours
9am-12.30pm & 3-7pm
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St Catherine was welcomed into the Dominican fold within this imposing church, and its Cappella di Santa Caterina is adorned with frescoes by Il Sodoma depicting events in her life. Catherine died in Rome, where most of her body is preserved, but her head was returned to Siena (it's in a 15th-century tabernacle above the altar in the cappella ).

Also here are her desiccated thumb (in a small window box to the right of the chapel) and a nasty-looking chain that the saint is said to have flagellated herself with.