Santuario di San Francesco di Paola

Santuario di San Francesco di Paola

Santuario di San Francesco di Paola
4.5

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lovetotravelgreeley
Fort Collins, CO281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Difficult to write a review for a place that was in the beginning inspirational and left me feeling repulsed at the end. Outstanding preservation of a holy site and a dedication to a man who did without, served the poor and encouraged a minimalist lifestyle. The grounds were lovely on this sunny February day and not a site to miss in Paola, even as a non catholic I found it an inspiration. That was until we reached the grotesque, modern part of the grounds. I couldn’t help thinking how distressed San Francesco of Paola might be to see something so ostentatious and expensive built in his name when that money could have been better spent serving the poor. Weren’t 18 churches in Paola enough?? Skip The New Building
Written February 11, 2023
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John A
Newtown Mount Kennedy, Ireland52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Easily accessible from SS18. Good place to visit if you want a break from the sun. Can be viewed in 1-2 hours. Main parts are easily accessible. A local saint and can be busy at peak periods.
Written October 28, 2016
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AnnaMarie3
Ascoli Piceno, Italy50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
We drove along the sea coast, finally reaching the town of Paola in Italy. Driving through the streets were so impressive with every turn. Amazing sculptures, beautiful arches leading down a picturesque road. We finally reached the santuary, & it was amazing. Tucked in the mountain, was this awesome place, with lots of history. A must see !
Written January 28, 2014
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KazaPerthWA
Noosaville, Australia103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Spent a relaxing couple of hours here, mass was being conducted which was wonderful. Not too many tourists around so could wander around @ your leisure. Loved to see St Francis shoes & clothes which are in a shrine. Take something to eat especially around lunch time as nothing is open even in the square of Paola.
Written May 20, 2014
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Cristina M
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
it's a breath of air, in the hot summer, all green, also some waterfall and a little river. The spectacular view from the top and the mix between new and old makes this place more interesting. The new church has an interesting architectural style.San Francesco is the protector of Calabria, so
don't miss it if you visit Calabria.
Written August 30, 2017
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lion75navigator
Mons, Belgium34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
It takes every stakeholder back to the past while following the ancien path and caves where St. Francis lived his holy life.
Written August 4, 2018
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Clefai
78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
Very relaxing place, loved the waterfall, cave, mix of new and old. Rose garden. Very meditative experience
Written March 3, 2016
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Derek M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Ancient and modern together and both so attractive. make sure you see the modern part which has a very special feel about it.
Written September 28, 2015
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Jessé S
43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
the most cool thing to me was the bomb from World War II that fell in the church and didn't explode.
Written July 14, 2015
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furslands
London, UK373 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Unlike most ‘holy’ places, this actually had the feeling of being a holy place, especially in the monastic quarters. A lovely, refreshing place to visit.
Written May 7, 2024
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