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Santuario della Madonna del Monte

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Address: Via dei Monti, Marciana, Elba Island, Italy

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Beautiful Elba

In Marciana Alta was the nearest pharmacy so we also visited the church with beautiful ceiling paintings from around 1650-1700

Reviewed 8 October 2015
Ede, The Netherlands
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Ede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

In Marciana Alta was the nearest pharmacy so we also visited the church with beautiful ceiling paintings from around 1650-1700

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

The walk up to the sanctuary is mostly shaded by trees, which is very nice during the warm summer days. The sanctuary itself is quite nice, but it's the walk there that's the bigger attraction. Outside the church there is a small fountain with water to cool down. I would strongly recommend to continue the path a few minutes beyond... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The views are spectacular on this hike to the Sanctuary. and there are interesting rock formations. The church at the top is lovely.. It is a "hike" as even though there is a "road" as the road is an ancient one and made of irregular paving stones so it is rarely smooth and has some steep places. Don't wear loose... More 

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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

While the church was not our main goal as we were out for a hike, it was pretty neat to find it and learn that Napoleon himself camped out here during his "stay" on the island. The altar has very pretty frescoe of the Madonna inside.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Quite a climb up a fairly steep "paved" path from Marciana Alta past the 14 Stations of the Cross, but well worth the effort for the lovely well-preserved chapel, views over the surrounding countryside and the wind-carved rocks in various shapes. The chapel is a peaceful sanctuary with a painting of the Madonna del Monte and with an outer courtyard... More 

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Reviewed 9 September 2012

it has been well maintained and kept to a high standard you feel very much at peace in this location

Thank loretta260599

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