Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa

Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, L'Aquila

Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa

Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa
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joeyo
47 contributions
Such a beautiful restoration Don’t miss it!
Sep 2019
A major and very beautiful restoration in progress here following the 2009 earthquake. A once magnificent place it seems to be well on its away to returning to its former elegance
Written October 7, 2019
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Coastal56211120175
27 contributions
Amazing Basilica
May 2019 • Couples
This basilica was damaged by an earthquake in 2009. It has been repaired and returned to it's original state. I was told that the facade was somewhat protected by the scaffolding that was in place for restoration at the time. The pink and white marble facade is amazing. The vast size of the interior rivals some of the basilicas in Rome.
Written June 1, 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,984 contributions
The church to see in L'Aquila
Apr 2019 • Couples
The church was undergoing a restoration when the earthquake struck, and hence survived the latter. The restoration is now over, and the church can be seen in all its former glory. The façade has an interesting pattern with white and dark roze tiles as well as nice portals and rose windows. Inside the church is restored to its Romanesque origin, leaving an impressive space, as well as a few remaining parts of the original wall frescoes.
Written May 5, 2019
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Frank B
South Bend, United States8 contributions
Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa
Sep 2018 • Couples
Awesome, beautiful church, lots of history. Well worth a visit if you are in L'Aquila. Is over 700 years old, and includes the tomb of pope Celestine V. Repairs are still being made to the 2009 earthquake damage in L'Aquila.
Written December 5, 2018
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jesscet
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia721 contributions
A church with beautiful and grand design
Sep 2018 • Solo
The grand basilica is still in the process of being restored after the devastating 2009 earthquake in the region. The exterior is uniquely beautiful with mosaic designs and sculptures and the interior is grand featuring arches and intricate architecture as well as the usual treasures of a main church. It’s a must-see monument in L’Aquilla
Written November 14, 2018
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Jakub G
Bielsk Podlaski, Poland121 contributions
nothing special
Jun 2018 • Couples
Church like many others, looks good on pictures because it closes the park alley. But in reality its nothing special. Certainly not the site that you should specially go to.
Written June 18, 2018
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marishantal
Limassol City, Cyprus14 contributions
The Gem and Symbol of L'Aquila!
Sep 2016 • Couples
One of the greatest gems of L'Aquila! Unique and non-repeatable in structure and treasures! Architectural marvel! Filigrane Crochet-made main rosette! Unfortunately was not able to see it inside as at that time it was still under restoration! But will go for sure on my next trip to L'Aquila! Strictly recommended!!!
Written August 11, 2017
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sergiobarbato
26 contributions
This must be the place
Mar 2016 • Solo
There is a place in l'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Where you can find the great beauty and finally peace. This place in my opinion is very close to Him. This place is Santa Maria di Collemaggio.
Written September 2, 2016
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PimDutch
The Netherlands93 contributions
Closed for renovation, not done before 2018
Aug 2016
Very beautiful from the outside, was hoping to see the inside but it was closed. I hope inside visits are possible before 17/12/2017 (the expected finishing date, also see the photo of the plaque, bottom line).
Written August 21, 2016
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Martin Nel
Bellville, South Africa417 contributions
Stepping back in time
Jun 2016 • Family
This is a remarkable piece of history and historical basilica. The earthquake really took it's toll on the basilica. The positive side is that it is under construction and in the process of getting restored. The front facade of the basillica di Santa di Collemaggio is beautiful in its white and dark pink marble. Must see and do when in L Aquila.
Written June 29, 2016
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