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Church of San Giorgio

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Address: Portofino, Italy

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

No disrespect intended...just a tribute to the departed and their beautiful eternal resting areas. Definitely a must see when you get to the shores of the beautiful Portofino water, look up, walk up...you'll be glad you did. Oh, and be sure to take your camera!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

While we didn't go inside this church we walked through the Memorial in the back and I was amazed by the beauty of this place. You can see the Meditteranean while visiting friends/families that are buried here. We learned that you can only be buried here if you are a local of Portofino. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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MELBOURNE
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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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Yellowknife, NWT
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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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Virginia
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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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