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Santuario di San Francesco di Paola

701 Reviews

Santuario di San Francesco di Paola

701 Reviews
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5 day Calabria Tour from Rome
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ReneeWestVirginia wrote a review Dec 2019
West Virginia8 contributions2 helpful votes
We visited both the original and the new cathedral on a sunny October day. Grounds were lovely, a waterfall and pathway along the stream is very serene. Silence is required in the old cathedral as it is a holy shrine to the Catholic world. Perhaps the most interesting aspect was the unexploded bomb on display outside the sanctuary; it had been dropped by the Allies on the cathedral where villagers were hiding for safety. They attribute the miracle to the protection of their Saint Francesco di Paola. The cathedral was targeted because it was believed that the Fascist Party Secretary was hiding there.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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WeWantAnotherHoliday wrote a review Sep 2019
Stevenage, United Kingdom562 contributions223 helpful votes
Loved the modern part of the church and the tour of the old is a must. Wonderful views and great facilities
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Marcos C wrote a review Jan 2019
13 contributions3 helpful votes
A historical an religious site to contemplate and feel the energy. The most importante religious site in Calabria considering San Francesco's (Paola, March, 27 of 1416 — April 2nd 1507) history and his dedication to poor people and way of life including the foudation of the Minimum Order.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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lion75navigator wrote a review Aug 2018
Mons, Belgium36 contributions32 helpful votes
It takes every stakeholder back to the past while following the ancien path and caves where St. Francis lived his holy life.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Cristina M wrote a review Aug 2017
16 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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