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Santa Maria dell'Isola

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Address: Lungo Mare Sorrentino, 89861 Tropea, Italy
Phone Number: 3899296009
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Beautiful!

Unfortunately it was closed during our trip but even though it was still great to look at from a cafe at the other side of the town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
Paulina B
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Krakow, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Unfortunately it was closed during our trip but even though it was still great to look at from a cafe at the other side of the town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

amazing view sitting atop this little hill on the waters edge - stunning. Be aware/respectful that it is a church and bare shoulders should be covered if you enter - they do provide a shawl if you dont have one.

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Montreal
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74 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Unfortunately, the day that we went to visit, church was not operating, they were doing stairs, and it was all closed and blocked for tourist to enter. We walked near by and it is really special place to visit. Just beautiful.

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Luxembourg
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13 reviews 13 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This church is positioned on the edge of Tropea, high on an outcrop of rock, looking out to sea. The church is easy to access - there is a car park at the bottom, and you climb the steps in 2 minutes. The facade has been renovated recently, and looks stunning (some reviews said it has been a bit overly-restored... More 

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Nasushiobara, Japan
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24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

unfortunately the church was closed during my visit, so I can only comment on the outside. It is a dreamlike building perched on top of a hill in a little peninsula surrounded by the Tirreno sea. Take a photo that you'll proudly show to your friends.

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

At the end of April, 2014 this site was closed to the public for ongoing work. It appears that the exterior of the church has been overly restored, inviting comparisons with a Lego building. Older photographs show a much more charming, slightly ruined building.

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London
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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

One of the nicest churches I've ever seen, a fantastic setting a centre piece of the town, really lovely at sunset and at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We ate at Da Barbone! Fabulous fresh ingredients and great friendly service!! Renatto was our server, we really enjoyed him!! Da Barbone, Piazza Santa Maria, 89866 Ricadi, Italia

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St Charles Illinois
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The church is lovely, high above the beach. The beach is gorgeous white sand. Crystal clear water, Gentle surf - a sunbather's delight. Car park just nearby, or you can walk down from the town (but the return walk will test your stamina!).

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Ouyen, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I must confess, it was images of Santa Maria dell'Isola that attracted me to Tropea...I enjoyed the shade it cast across the wonderful beach and the lights looked nice at night...but sadly, the reconstructed image is really only a glorious facade..but don't let that stop you from being allured to Tropea.

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