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Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

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Address: Rampa Teglia | Above Spaggia Grande Beach, Positano, Italy
Phone Number: 089-875480
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The Medieval Crypt is located just below the altar of the Parish Church of...

The Medieval Crypt is located just below the altar of the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta. It was built in the 12th century. a. C. with parts of a Roman Villa that was in Positano in the 1st Century A. C..

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Highlight and central structure of Positano.

This is most likely the most photographed and recognizable structure in Positano. The inside of the Church is beautifully adorned.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This church is right at the bottom of the hill near the sea front. It is probably one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. I was most impressed by how well it was presented and managed. Firstly, it’s tastefully presented throughout, with some modernity integrated into it, such as the international flags below the pulpit indicating the melding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is most likely the most photographed and recognizable structure in Positano. The inside of the Church is beautifully adorned.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Positano is, regrettably, overrun with tourists and shops. Lost in all that is that this is a place where people still live their lives. Central to that is this delightful church, a symbol of the town. Don't skip it. To do so would be to miss a part of the true Positano.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Positano is a tiny place given over in the main to cafes, bars, restaurants and shops but this church is well worth a visit to see the 13th century Black Madonna and Child over the altar. During renovations of the crypt and square a Roman villa was discovered and so the crypt is currently closed whilst excavation work takes place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This church is right in the center of the town of Positano and can be seen from everywhere. It is a lovely basilica, like so in Italy, and is definitely worth a look while you're there. There was a wedding that took place about an hour after our visit and it was lovely to see the bride and guests walking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a beautiful little church in a beautiful little town. the church can be seen from upper and lower Postiano and it is worth a peek inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Its colorful chapel is best appreciated from the upper Positano, as you walk along the main road. Other great views are from sea.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The church is ideally located but overall a bit disappointing. Building works going on outside so restriction on where to photograph.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

This church is so beautiful and situated in a perfect spot by the ocean. It is absolutely beautiful. It's opened to anyone who wants to visit, so in addition to our family we had many other tourists in attendance. It made for a unique wedding to say the least. The priest was from Africa and spoke pretty good English. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Another beautiful church in a beautiful village positano. Can be seen all around from the village and the cliff, a 5-10 minute walk from where the vehicle can drop you. Beautiful from inside must see and visit.

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