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All reviews bell tower stone walls wooden box main square worth a quick visit beautiful stone sea storm entry way beautiful place of worship town square on the rocks cinque terre towns century centuries meditation replica simplicity
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You experience starts with the entry in the middle of the church from below through stairs which I haven't seen so far. The raw stone walls and pillars together with the few elements give its own atmosphere. A beautiful place.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank haktus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Church is in the main harbour and really stands out. Inside it is peaceful and lovely to walk around. I liked the exposed stone pillars.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church has a different feel than the other churches in the Cinque Terre. The interior is darker and seems older as it is less ornate. The altar is original, which is also impressive. The church is on the waterfront so it was busier than...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank awanderingweb
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Santa Margarita festival in June was so nice day market- early evening parade through town, traditional bands, church service and blessing --and amazing fireworks over the water at the beach at night. Very nice family scene. Special and unique time to be in Vernazza!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank K_L_journey
Reviewed January 13, 2019

This striking grey stoned church is built on the site that legend has St Margarets bones appeared not once but twice in a boxThe entry way faces East , the altar side not West as is traditional. The back is the site of the 16th...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Much of the main church of Santa Margherita is Romanesque with its rough stones and rounded arches. I'd guess that the present structure of this church dates to the 13th century. The dark interior has an aura of sanctity; and is well worth a visit....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank redeco
Reviewed November 20, 2018

The church sits prominently on one side of the village, as one views it from the harbor. Went in for brief look; sat on one of the pews. The interior is sparsely decorated but is a good place to meditate. The history of the church...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Besides to its colorful buildings, the center of Vernazza is a breathtaking place to wander. The church of Margherita d'Antiochia is one the attraction in the village. The church built on a rock along the sea with its built in a beautiful Ligurian-Gothic style

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShavyB
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This pretty church was literally built on a rock by the sea in 1318. According to the tradition, the church was built because a wooden box with the bones of Saint Margaret was found on the beach. The inhabitants originally decided to build the church...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This church dates back to 1318 and is unique for its east-facing entry way and is located on the waterfrontin the town main square (Piazza marconi). The interior is simple, sober and devoid of ornaments with a nave and two aisles; a must stop in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jerry C
April 16, 2019|
Response from Joseph G | Reviewed this property |
If I undesrtood correctly the website of the diocese, on a Sunday mass is at 11;00 am and 3:00 pm
May 26, 2017|
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Response from pifdark | Reviewed this property |
I think 6 pm
October 10, 2015|
Response from margareth700 | Reviewed this property |
Try getting in touch with the local tourist office in Vernazza via a search engine, sorry can't be of any more help. This link won't let me include HTML or website links