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I dont see why people are so thrilled

I don't understand the gushing reviews. There's one street with the convent walls on one side and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PainDoc5653
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Houston, Texas
via mobile
A unique Roman Catholic Basilica on the small Isola San Giulio

Tradition says that this was the hundredth and last church founded by Julius of Nicaragua and his... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Steve S
,
Palm Springs, California, United States
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“small church” (2 reviews)
“boat ride” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Isola di San Giulio, Orta San Giulio, Italy
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+39 0322 90358
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't understand the gushing reviews. There's one street with the convent walls on one side and houses on the other. Boring walk, despite the signs about silence and meditation. The church is nothing special other than the pulpit. The crypt is just another saint...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Tradition says that this was the hundredth and last church founded by Julius of Nicaragua and his brother Giuliano and that in 390 the saint reached the island and killed the dragons that allowed the first church to be built on the island. The modern...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is a small church, but WOW! So much in a little area. You need to take a boat ride out there which is fun by itself. And you can walk around the monastery which is quaint, but the church is worth the visit.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This basilica is really the primary attraction on San Giulio Island, and it is worth the stop. Be sure to go down the stairs to see the crypt of St. Julius.

2  Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

You can soon get "churched out" travelling round Italy and I thought "here we go again" as there's not much else to see on the island - how wrong I was. This small church is a surprising delight with it's ceiling and wall paintings/frescoes, plus...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

After having visited churches in and around Milan & Stresa, we really didn't want see another church, however we were persuaded to visit this one on an island off Orta San Giulio. The church has many frescoes which are quite delightful. The pulpit is very...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Roman Catholic complex in basically the Romanesque style but it is the interior that is impressive with its ancient frescoes & religious art

Thank Darrel J
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Spent just over a week in Orta San Giulio and enjoyed every minute, lots to see and plenty of eating places for all budgets, we took a boat across to the Island to visit the Basilica and enjoyed walking around the narrow streets of the...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you like lovely architecture in fabulous surroundings that won't disappoint, then this is definitely worth a look.

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nice place, go there. It will take 60 minutes. You can even eat over there. I normally prefer to eat in Pella but it remains a magical place

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