The remains of Saint Lucia

The most evocative part of the complex is the 17th-century Baroque temple, located in the centre of the catacombs, which houses the Martyr’s tomb.
The relics were kept here until the year 1039 when the Byzantine general Giorgio Maniace brought St. Lucy’s body to Constantinople to pay homage to the Empress Theodora.
In 1204 the Venetians brought her to Venice where she is still located in the Chiesa dei Santi Geremia e Lucia today.
Since the 11th century, therefore, the loculum that housed the body of the Syracusan martyr has been empty. It is instead a place of Christian worship that attracts many worshippers from all over the world.
A special object of veneration is the marble statue depicting a sleeping St. Lucy, placed under the altar of the tomb.