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Church of San Domenico - Basilica di San Domenico

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Church of San Domenico - Basilica di San Domenico

The Church of San Domenico is built on top of a hill near to the Fonte Branda, a well known spring in Siena. Located within the church is the shrine which contains the mumified head of the renowned St Katherine.

The church was built by Dominican Monks in 1226 with the cyprt built on in 1300. The crypt, large enough in itself to be a church, is known as the Church of the Deead, as many tombs lie within. Also within the wall of the crypt is a fine work of art, a golden cross painted by Sano di Pietro. The bell tower was completed in 1340 but the basilca was fully finished until 1465.

The interior of the church holds the Capella delle Volte, frescoes by Sodoma and the Capella di Santa Caterina.

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