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Chiesa Santa Maria

60129 Portonovo, Ancona, Italy
+39 075 500 9658
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Hidden (!) church

You can admire this church only from a distance unless you are lucky enough to arrive during the... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Just_Tina_C
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Garda, Italy
Weekend away

Apart from the location being stunningly beautiful the church itself is breath taking. The internal... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Louise F
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
27 Sep 2017
“Weekend away”
27 May 2018
“Hidden (!) church”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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60129 Portonovo, Ancona, Italy
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+39 075 500 9658
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

You can admire this church only from a distance unless you are lucky enough to arrive during the very limited opening times. I can understand that churches in quite isolated spots may be open infrequently for visitors but it's the first time I have to...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Apart from the location being stunningly beautiful the church itself is breath taking. The internal piece (Marys Home) is unusual and beautiful. The history and myth surrounding the house is interesting too. A must visit along the route ;)

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

First of all, ignore reviews that refer to climbing hills. They obviously refer to a different church! This one is at the end of a very flat road along the coast in Portonovo. It's very pretty inside, cool and calm, but also very simple. It...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Sitting high on the hill. overlooking the busy port area and city, it's worth the trek to Chiesa Santa Maria. It is quite a walk up the hill, and the final steps left me a little puffed, but it was worth the effort. If you're...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

An amazing Romanesque church in a spectacular seaside location. This church is worth a destination trip. I have been here a number of times and each time has been a memorable experience.

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

It is not always open but really worth trying to see this jewel I go whenever possible the contrast of white stone and blue sea is unforgettable

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Reviewed 16 October 2015

Visited this little church because of what I had read about it through TA. Even though it is indeed a lovely small pure little church, it was also a bit disappointing. In September it is only open for several hours at the end of the...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

this little gem sits on the waterside and is rarely open for visitors. If you find the gate open, enter and walk to the end of the walk where you'll find both a beautiful small church as well as a breathtaking view.

1  Thank Buon_gusto_56
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