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Santa Maria dell'Isola

Lungo Mare Sorrentino, 89861 Tropea, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Tropea
Type: Religious Sites
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Nasushiobara, Japan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

breathtaking, majestic and historic - well worth seeing

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