13 December, 2007

Every year, the 13th of December, the Venetians are used to visit the church where the body of the Martyr Santa Lucia rests.

Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia from Siracusa lived in the III Century, her body was brought to Venice from Costantinopoli during the fourth Crusade in 1206.

First she lied in the island of San Giorgio Maggiore then in a Church that was crushed to build the railway station (called Venezia Santa Lucia Station).
The Santa is venerated as eyesight protector and from the 1862 she rests in San Geremia church.

San Geremia Church

Venetians deeply love this Santa and are holding out against the Siracusa appeal to have her back.


One Response to “SANTA LUCIA”

  1. Chickie Says:

    Could you tell me when did Siracusa appeal to have S. Lucia return to the island?

    thank you for this lovely sight.

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