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Siena - San Domenico Church (1226)
Tuscany - Siena (San Domenico Church)
In the church of San Domenico is the Cappella di Santa Caterina, with frescoes by Sodoma portraying scenes from the life of St. Catherine. Catherine (1347-80) was a respected diplomat, noted for ending the Great Schism by convincing the pope to return to Rome from Avignon. The saint's preserved head and finger are on display in the chapel. The church has the only portrait of St. Catherine considered authentic, painted by her friend Andrea Vanni.