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Church of San Giorgio

Address: Portofino, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Portofino is heaven on earth, it is a photographers mecca ! while i was there Beyonce visited and Steven Speilberg. It is truly worth the visit. I stayed in Santa Margarita, far less expensive than staying in Portofino itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

You need to know that this church was rebuilt in the 1950s, to copy the original church. so, you will not find the ancient artwork that are in many other churches. The mosaics are wonderful,a nd the church and its front door are definitely worth a trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My girlfriend and I spend two days in Portofino in the beginning of October. She took one look at Castello Brown and told me there was no way she was walking all the way up there (lol). However, the Church of San Giorgio was a walk about half the distance up the mountain and very well worth it. She couldn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The church is very bland, and in need of restoration. Not what you might expect in a very wealthy area.

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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wonderful views of the sea and harbour from the outisde courtyard. Very small and atmospheric church.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A short uphill walk from the harbour, but well worth it. A small, simple, but peaceful church with spectacular views over the harbour on one side and the cliffs on the other.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Church of San Giorgio is a lovely yellow Church that dates back to the 12th century. The Church was completely destroyed during WWII and was rebuilt in the original style in 1950. The views of Portofino from the Church are spectular - it's a great place for photos. The mosaic courtyard is amazing.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The church itself is fine. But what is most important is the platform outside of the church. Anyone should make the hike up to visit the church because one can get a best view of Portofino by the gate of the church. I almost missed it since there was nothing mentioned anywhere in any guidebook, regarding this scenic panorama.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

The church itself was okay, it's the view back over the harbour that make the view worthwhile, even in the rain it is beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Don't miss this venue. Tells you about the past of this village, considered today a VIP place, where everything is expensive. Once this was a poor fishermen small village. The little harbour was the place where every night brave men were challenging an unpredictable sea to get some income to support their families.Today you can just try to imagine it... More 

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