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“simple and beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale
Rampa Teglia | Above Spaggia Grande Beach, Positano, Italy
089-875480
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Positano
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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..
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“simple and beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

an enchanting intimate church in the midst of a commercial touristy area that complements the beauty and perfection of the area and so very accessible

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“Post card beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The Church is located between the village with it's postcard small streets and the beach packed with restaurants and little hotels.

It is a simple but quiet church and travelling from Sorrento, I met an old couple who wanted to see this church where they celebrated their daughter's wedding. How original and sweet!

I would recommend, if you travel from Sorrento, not to wait 2-3 hours in the queue for the bus (as there was a very long queue there) but to consider finding 7-8 other people at the end of the queue and pay 10 euros each to a small bus driver to take you to Positano. Not only your waiting time is reduced to 0 but your travelling time will be reduced by more than half. I had the inspiration/luck to come across such Italian drivers waiting with their mini buses near the train station and apparently you can book this even by 30min in advance.

I also learned that you should never consider travelling in rush hour to/from Sorrento/Positano/Amalfi. You should also consider taking a fast ferry from Positano to Capri and then Capri back to Sorrento. But always check in advance the departure times as apparently the Italian websites are never reliable.

Visited October 2012
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“beautiful church!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

A historic landmark in the heart of Positano. open daily and easily accessible. we loved the arcitecture.

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“Very reverential atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Taped music from a Mass in Latin created a prayerful and respectful atmosphere as you entered the church. There is a side altar dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Near the main door there is a glass panel and you can see through it to the crypt below.

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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I visited the Church just to see the Black Madonna. She was worth walking back up the hills to my ride back to Rome.

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