Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Galatina

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  • We spend the night in a bed and breakfast in Nardò (innsud salento) beautiful very clean and comfortable, the owner lists the best attractions of Salento including this basilica. I don't think there's anything like that in all of southern Italy, enchants by so much beauty, a church so much frescoes had never seen. One thing that I'm really sorry is that unless the ditch was for the owner of the bed and breakfast we would never have seen this great place.
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  • The basilica is one of the most outstanding monuments of Romanesque and Gothic art of Italy. Built between 1369 and 1391, to guard the finger of Saint Catherine of Alexandria brought from Raimondello Del Balzo Orsini returning from the Crusades. When he died his wife Maria d'enghien decided to paint the building in its entirety by calling artists from various regions of the Peninsula including the Sienese Francesco d'arezzo. Adjacent to the basilica, the Franciscan monastery, rebuilt in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the frescoed cloister in 1696 by brother Joseph of Gravina.
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  • From perdere...la not painted decoration covers the whole times and walls with amazing effects ... Airy the cloister ... scholars the guides ...
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  • It is an absolute disgrace that a monument of this importance remains closed-for lunch-3 and a half hours! Evidently the friars who run it are "safe" in terms of skill, even if only commercial: in the few months of the year in which there is sure influx of tourists, their close for so long. Like us, at least another 20 people who were, in awe, outside. Clearly at this point businesses will suffer too, because we will go elsewhere for lunch and sightseeing. Perhaps someone should step in and make us reflect the friars.
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  • Sensational ... the treasures we have them only in Italy. Salento is the forge of the culture of the Apulian Barocco ... but so many other artistic styles and many more surprises like the Basilica di Santa Caterina open their hearts and minds toward unexpected artistic horizons ... to visit and come back often because every detail may raise every time a surprise ... to raise awareness to those who want to know the real art ... in fact little publicized ...
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  • The basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, one of the most outstanding monuments of Romanesque and Gothic art in Puglia Puglia, is a building in the historic centre of Galatina. You can't not visit if you are in Salento: the Basilica you can feel the history and, thanks to thorough descriptions of guides, it is brought back in time. The frescos, everywhere, are the wonder that will leave you speechless. There is the cloister and the little Museum next to the Basilica.
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  • Excellent example of a fusion of Gothic and Baroque. I believe only in Italy, beautiful to see
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  • A real pride for us Galatinesi!
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