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“I was amazed once inside”

Basilica San Nicola
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed September 23, 2012

When you are outside this basilica you don't realize how beautiful is from inside. Not too much gold or paintings like the basilicas we visited in Rome last year, but definitely a nice example of Romanic style. It is the symbol of Bari and visited a lot by the Russian as well. A must if you are in Bari.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

The basilica is not spectacular when seen from outside. But once you're in, watch up to the roof. Great paintings! Furthermore the history of San Nicola is also interesting and most of it is represented in the crypta in the underground.

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Tolentino is a nice town but what is really fantastic is the Basilica of San Nicola. You start with the exquisite white facade, then you cross the cloister and finally you enter the so called Cappellone (great chapel) all covered with wonderful medieval frescoes whose colours are very well preserved. They represent different scenes with particulars from the life in the Middle Ages in central Italy. You can snap at pleasure. It is closed between the 12 and 15.30 and the entrance is completely free.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Not as ornate as many Catholic churches, it has some interesting Roman architecture. The crypt is very interesting. There is not much difference inside than in the Cattedrale di San Sabino.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The huge stones used to build this basilica look sun-bleached and clean. It's the only church in the world that houses both Roman Catholic ( first floor) and Eastern Orthodox services (Basement level). Not to be missed. Feels holy and ancient, as if you could go off and join the Crusades after your visit.

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