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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 #4 of 12 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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Australia
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438 reviews 438 reviews
239 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Positano Chiesa is renowned for its "black Madonna." Although referred to in history manuals as that, the locals appropriately now refer to it as the Byzantine Madonna. The tiny church and the town has legend and mythology behind it. In Homer’s Odyssey, Positano is the place where the sirens try to lead Ulysses to his death. According to local... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We recently got married here on September 30th! The church was beautiful and the father who married us was the best priest in the world! Our family loved the church also! Cannot wait to visit again in the future with our children hopefully.

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San Diego, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
17 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My sister got married here last week, and the Church is just beautiful. I would highly recommend coming for Mass or even just a visit.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

From an architectural standpoint, the only remarkable part of this church is its tiled dome, which is best viewed and photographed from the beach. The interior is fairly bland, but the main alter-piece is worth study.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent something like half an hour in the medieval cript with nicolas who very professionally illustrated us the history the architecture and the secrets of the medieval cript of the church of s.maria assunta. We strongly recommend a visit to anybody wanting to find out something very interesting a cultural attraction finally different than just tanning snorkeling on the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
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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