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“Post card beauty” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale
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Small-Group Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello Day Tour from Sorrento with Lunch
Ranked #12 of 40 things to do in Positano
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Owner description: The Medieval Crypt is located just below the altar of the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta. It was built in the 12th century. a. C. with parts of a Roman Villa that was in Positano in the 1st Century A. C..
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“Post card beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The Church is located between the village with it's postcard small streets and the beach packed with restaurants and little hotels.

It is a simple but quiet church and travelling from Sorrento, I met an old couple who wanted to see this church where they celebrated their daughter's wedding. How original and sweet!

I would recommend, if you travel from Sorrento, not to wait 2-3 hours in the queue for the bus (as there was a very long queue there) but to consider finding 7-8 other people at the end of the queue and pay 10 euros each to a small bus driver to take you to Positano. Not only your waiting time is reduced to 0 but your travelling time will be reduced by more than half. I had the inspiration/luck to come across such Italian drivers waiting with their mini buses near the train station and apparently you can book this even by 30min in advance.

I also learned that you should never consider travelling in rush hour to/from Sorrento/Positano/Amalfi. You should also consider taking a fast ferry from Positano to Capri and then Capri back to Sorrento. But always check in advance the departure times as apparently the Italian websites are never reliable.

Visited October 2012
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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“beautiful church!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

A historic landmark in the heart of Positano. open daily and easily accessible. we loved the arcitecture.

Visited October 2012
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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“Very reverential atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Taped music from a Mass in Latin created a prayerful and respectful atmosphere as you entered the church. There is a side altar dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Near the main door there is a glass panel and you can see through it to the crypt below.

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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I visited the Church just to see the Black Madonna. She was worth walking back up the hills to my ride back to Rome.

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“Very special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

All churches in that area is beautiful . Specially the flowers at this time of the year as there are several weddings.

Visited September 2012
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