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Chiesa di Santa Caterina, Livorno

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Church of Saint Caterina is a baroque church located in the centre of Livorno, in the district of New Venice. Its dome is 63m high making it higher than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.The church was built from 1720 to 1753 according to Giovanni Del Fantasia's project. The church opened to public in 1753 even if the facade was incomplete. Perhaps the bell tower was designed by Ferdinando Fuga.The church has an octagonal plan and a few side chapels. The dome is completely frescoed by Cesare Maffei, making it one of the biggest frescoed churches of Tuscany. The altar chapel of the church contains a painting by Giorgio Vasari.
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  • Took 8R bus from the Livorno train station to the Chiesa Santa Caterina church to see the picturesque dome and the black Madonna. Took the 8N bus back to the train station and then the 1R bus to downt...  more »
  • In my view the inside is even more beautiful than the duomo in Florenz, the dome is majestic and I just stood there for nearly 30 minutes in awe.  more »
  • Check the exquisite "black" Madonna and its ritual. St. Vincent has been moved around to make room for Santa Caterina di Siena.  more »
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  • A historic church, particularly because of its shape and location.
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  • Currently under restoration
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  • St Catherine's Church seen from the ditches, Vasari's work inside.
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  • Church with the characteristic octagonal cupola.
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