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What a wonderful surprise walking into this beautifully restored little church hanging onto the cliffs of the seaside town of Bordigheda. Not only is it beautifully restored, respecting the natural stone it was originally built with but what came as a complete surprise was the...More
According to legend, Sant'Ampelio, who was a hermit, lived and died in 428 on this rocky spur.
The first church was built in Romanesque style in medieval times, in the fifteenth and seventeenth century it was enlarged, of that period is the wooden statue of...More
This is a really lovely church dedicated to the Patron Saint of Bordighera with a rich history. Beautifully restored. The setting is gorgeous- high above the sea with fabulous views over the marina and out to sea - but easily accessible. In the 3 weeks...More
We were luck in visiting this Benedictine Church on the 14th. May, the Holy Day when Saint Ampelio's statue is carried on the fisherman's shoulders during the possession of the Saint's day. The church, although plain, is situated at the cliffs edge and has in...More
Small chapel on the seaside, almost on the rocks,where you can say a prayer,being far away from the crowd. You will hear only the
waves breaking on the rocks and your heart beating. It is a special place where you feel at ease,between sky and...More