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Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

Address: Rampa Teglia | Above Spaggia Grande Beach, Positano, Italy
Phone Number: 089-875480
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Positano
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Medieval Crypt is located just below the altar of the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta. It...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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MEXICO
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The church is very pretty, and it is very enjoyable to be outside of it watching all the houses above in the mountain and also the beach with these contrasting blue from the sea and black from the sand.

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

As a freelance photographer the scenery was outstanding...the history of this old cathedral was amazing

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Australia
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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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97 helpful votes 97 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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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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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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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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