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Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

Rampa Teglia | Above Spaggia Grande Beach, Positano, Italy
089-875480
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Positano
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: It is a beautiful church but brides getting married there should be aware that you have to walk to the church down cobble stones or come by boat and... more »
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stumbled upon the crypt by mistake and that was the most worthwhile part if the visit as the guide was very informative and passionate. They are going to put some more of it on display in a few years time. We couldn't see much of the church as it was closed and you could only look through the doors... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a beautiful church in Positano. The best way to see the church is from the coastline because the other view is from on the side of the hill and you don't get as "grand" a view. Either way, inside will bring you a sense of awe and a reminder that the builder of old put style and heart... More

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This church sits beautifully in a very beautiful town and like the town seems to be stuck on to the hillside. Inside it is cool and light - almost brilliant - and charming. So it is worth popping in as you meander through the town for a moment or two of quiet.

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Aussie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The gold dome of this historic church on the beachfront is the first thing you see as you arrive by boat at this beautiful jewel in the crown of the Italian coastline. The Italian dedication to God in churches right through every town is stunning, and this beautiful church is a perfect example. The best location, the best care by... More

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Lake of Geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It is located very close to the beach/harbor. Definitely include a visit to this cathedral in your exploration of Positano. We made a bus ride from Sorrento to Amalfi and stopped in Postitano and we made the steep walk down to the church and back up. The whole town is beautiful and you spend many hours here. Gorgeous views.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My daughter was married in the Santa Maria Assunta in June 2014. The entire experience was every bride's dream. The church is gorgeous, the priest friendly, personable, and cares about the couple he is marrying. His marital counseling before the ceremony was thoughtful and insightful.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

You see the dome every where you go in Positano. The inside is very beautiful .Many wedding when we were there ,then they go down to the beach for pictures. The church is small but worth a visit. The church is from the 15th century and has some nice mosaics .

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Positano is a wonderful little town but the church Santa Maria Assunta is far to be one of the most impressive.The facade is grey stone made and not very adorned.The dome roof is covered with beautiful coloured tiles-that's the most attractive part I think. Beside the churh is a not very tall rectangular bell tower.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Positano landscape is mostly recognisable by this great shiny dome of the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale, it looks picturesque and is the historic landmark in the heart of the Positano. The Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale probably dates back to the 10th century, the church is a typical example of the architecture... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

the church roof and tower are tiled in mosaics, and can be seen all over positano. the inside is lovely,with many objects of art . i have read many books that mention the black madonna, and now i have seen it. from the front courtyard, you can see the beach below and many little shops.

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