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Charming Place to Pray

We arrived in Riomaggiore by train, which means that a climb to the top of the town was necessary... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
redeco
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Warren, Massachusetts
Lovely Chapel

Very small but certainly worth stopping on the way in to the way into the town. Beautiful modern... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Albywon
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

This oratory is up a steep hill near the post office. The place is tranquil with beautiful star glass windows and an interesting altar piece. It commemorates those who are victims to the Saracens raids. The local were often chained and used as slaves. OUTSIDE...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

We arrived in Riomaggiore by train, which means that a climb to the top of the town was necessary to find the Oratorio di Santa Maria Assunta, a small, but charming chapel at the top of the very steep main street. Built in the sixteenth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank redeco
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Very small but certainly worth stopping on the way in to the way into the town. Beautiful modern stained glass window and I'm sure it is a pleasant place to worship.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This is a 16th century church was built to commemorate the memory of the inhabitants who suffered because of the Saracen raids that took place over several centuries.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

This isn’t a church as popularly described. Restored in 1941. This served as a sort of a guild house. And the layout only resembles a chapel.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect place for a prayer before hitting the trail. We lit a candle and were able to have a nice tranquil time in silence as there were not a lot of travelers.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped into a church we passed along the way. This church is the Oratory of Santa Maria Assunta or Disciplinanti, also referred to as the Church of the Confraternity of the Assumption. It's home to a sculptural work called Madonna of the Chains, reminiscent of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Very small - a visit takes moments. The colored glass windows are quite beautiful. The external wooden doors are very ornate.

Date of experience: August 2016
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