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Church of San Lorenzo

on the coast, Manarola, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Manarola
Type: Religious Sites
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Ontario Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Coming down any trails towards Maranola, you can't miss this old church. Take a breather and stop to take in a moment in peace before continuing on your way.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

A wonderful church in the middle of the Manarola village. A very peaceful place for prayers and meditation.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This church is one of the most touching and restful places in Italy. I think it was 700 years old...It is tucked away in a tiny village on the rocky coast.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Very pretty inside, especially stained glass up high in rear of church. Had some profound moments in silence while here. A nice break from tourism!

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Gadsden, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

There's really only one main drag in Manarola and near the top of the city lies the Church of San Lorenzo. He was one of the first Christian martyrs. He was barbecued. At one point, he told the Roman guards to turn him because he was done on one side. The church is tiny but there a few very old... More

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São Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

It is a small local church with a 1977 organ that looks usable. Worthy the visit if you are in the city

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Derby, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Tucked away at the top of Manarola is this tiny church. Our B&B Da Baranin was very close to the church so we would wake up at 7AM to the beautiful bells of San Lorenzo.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Serenity and location, after all the pomp in Rome, we felt it was built for the community rather than for the church.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We didn't find it a steep walk - and visited this church a few times during our stay in Manarola. One morning we entered the church and we had the delight and privilege of a gifted soprano singing AveMaria accompanied by an organ. The church was empty but for 1 or 2 locals. We later discovered the singing was in... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

just a short walk and very simple interior but worth a view. location is spectacular and the adornment of the door knobs captivated me. views from church were breathtaking. make the climb and make sure you leave time to explore it and the adjacent cemetary.

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