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Santuario di San Francesco di Paola

Largo San Francesco di Paola, 87027 Paola, Italy
+39 0982 582518
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Quiet place for pray and meditation

it's a breath of air, in the hot summer, all green, also some waterfall and a little river. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cristina M
spirit, tranquility, beauty

Even if you are not religious, please visit this beautiful, ancient sanctuary rich in art... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2017
Kiki P
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Largo San Francesco di Paola, 87027 Paola, Italy
+39 0982 582518
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Cristina M
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Even if you are not religious, please visit this beautiful, ancient sanctuary rich in art, paintings, history and a view of the sea that is breathtaking!

Thank Kiki P
Reviewed October 28, 2016

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.

1  Thank John A
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Very old and beautiful place to make with yourself..nice place nice people..nice views.. A very beautiful road..go with pleasure😉

Thank Paul I
Reviewed March 3, 2016

Very relaxing place, loved the waterfall, cave, mix of new and old. Rose garden. Very meditative experience

1  Thank Clefai
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Ancient and modern together and both so attractive. make sure you see the modern part which has a very special feel about it.

Thank DelBournemouth
Reviewed July 14, 2015

the most cool thing to me was the bomb from World War II that fell in the church and didn't explode.

1  Thank Jessé S
Reviewed May 20, 2014

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...More

3  Thank KazaPerthWA
Reviewed January 28, 2014

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...More

3  Thank AnnaMarie3
Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. We lucked out on the day when we visited this site. It was a rainy day and at times we were the only visitors there. All we could here was the water rushing down the waterfalls....More

Thank Cathy T
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