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Basilica di Sant'Antonino

Piazza Sant'Antonino | Sorrento, Italy, Sorrento, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 26 attractions in Sorrento
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The façade doesn't do the interior justice. Beautiful frescos and the lower level has offerings of silver pieces mounted in cases as well as the tomb of Sant' Antonino. All of the stories "legends" are intriguing as they entertaining-we liked the whale and boy miracle. Amazing place to visit.

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Walton on Thames
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

While the church is pleasant (not that there is any shortage of attractive churches in Italy) it is worth visiting for the Crypt alone and specifically the offerings - being pieces of silver shaped in the form of human body parts - from people (or their families) cured or seeking a cure, by prayer, for an illness of the 'illustrated'... More

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Cornwall, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

After reading Honeywife_7's review of June this year I was determined to visit this church. In fact I visited it three times during our week's stay and never tired of it. Apart from the beautiful apse and the lovely nave don't miss the crypt and the scores and scores of votives thanking the saint for his intercessions, some with very... More

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Fife Scotland
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This seemed a popular setting for people of all walks of life to have their wedding in.Stunning courtyard which would give amazing photos for your album

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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120 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

we visited in september 2013 another lovely church as are most in italy !! lovely paintings and statues well worth a visit !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We went into most every church we passed. This one was beautiful as are all of them. This one seems to specialize in weddings in the attached garden. During our ten days in town I think we saw 4-5 weddings taking place here.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

English Mass on Saturday evening for those who don't speak Italian and find it hard to follow what's going on. Small side chapel that's popular for weddings - often one taking place in early evening

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We visited this church last week, like all the churches in Sorrento it is beautiful yet serene. There is a wonderful story/legend about St Antonino which you should read before you visit the church. You will see several statues of St Antonino in and around Sorrento, make sure you look at his left foot!

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Dublin, Ireland
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42 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

not as ornate as San Francesco but well worth a visit...the interior is more baroque marble than renaissance fresco. the nave is not too wide for a basilica and the sanctuary and chancel are as they should be...beautiful and airy and bright... underneath is a wonderful crypt dedicated to the patron - Sant' Antonino with some relics and many votive... More

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West Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We enjoyed the crypt with the silver body parts - giving thanks for recovery. Not at all unlike the votives thrown into springs etc by the Romans. Some things just don't change.

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