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250 pound crucifixes still used in processions

This is a 14th cenury "oratory" (i.e. a room or building where Christians go to pray). It is... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
A charming little chapel

Situated just off the main route into Portofino from the bus stop, this little chapel looks quite... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2013
Mike J
Maesycwmmer, United Kingdom
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Sep 21, 2018
“250 pound crucifixes still used in processions”
Nov 9, 2018
“Not Traditional”
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

A nice little church with 2 stunning crucifixes but in need of repairs but affords fabulous views over Portofino and the Mediterranean. Portofino is a lovely picturesque town with beautiful yachts and expensive shops, up market realestate and Cafe's and restaurants. We were directed up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

This is a 14th cenury "oratory" (i.e. a room or building where Christians go to pray). It is dominated by the two crucifix statues (one white and one black) weighing close to 250 pounds each. They are elegant, detailed, and have a very unique appearance...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2016

By all standards, this is a relatively simple house of worship, as typically oratories tend to be. The spotlight exception inside are the crucifixes emblazoned with bejeweled fanfare, not unlike a small parliament of unfurled peacocks. (Ed. note: I always itched to playfully employ the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed October 25, 2015

A nice church to visit with a simple interior and facade. A long steep walk to get up the hill where the church is located and not easy unless you are in decent shape. Saw lots of older adults struggling to make their way up...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank dhen
Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

If you want to take a step back in time and just be mesmerized by architecture, the church, the meaning behind it, the location, this is the location. A short visit at the oratorio can even inspire anyone. I would highly recommend a visit to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Johanna C
Reviewed January 16, 2015

Just a few minutes walk from the Marina, we came across this tiny place that we thought, from the outside, may have been an art shop.. The three ceremonial crucifixes inside the chapel are so interesting and beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Situated just off the main route into Portofino from the bus stop, this little chapel looks quite ordinary from the outside. However, the interior has many things to offer. Chief amongst these are three ceremonial crucifixes, one black, one white and one gold. Each weighs...More

Date of experience: October 2012
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