Chiesa di San Domenico
Casa Santuario di Santa Caterina
If you want more of Santa Caterina – figuratively speaking – visit this pilgrimage sight where the saint, her parents and 24 siblings...
Scuola Leonardo da Vinci
Italian-language school with supplementary cultural programs.
Next to the Baptistry (and accessed through it) is this space below the cathedral's pulpit. It was rediscovered and restored in 1999...
Ristorante Grotta Santa Caterina da Bagoga
Pierino Fagnani ('Bagogoga'), one of Siena's most famous Palio jockeys, swapped his saddle for an apron in 1973 and has been operating...
Piazza San Domenico · interesting places nearby
Chiesa di San Domenico information
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.