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Beautiful yet slightly eerie.

The inside of this church is gorgeous. The skill and workmanship to create this building and the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
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Marvelous Place!

I have visited Basilica di San Bernardino soon after re-opening (after a devastating earthquake on... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Limassol, Cyprus
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20 Oct 2018
“Beautiful yet slightly eerie. ”
11 Aug 2017
“Marvelous Place!”
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The inside of this church is gorgeous. The skill and workmanship to create this building and the paintings and architecture is very talented. Some say it is better than certain Roman churches *cough*. The time of day I visited it was eerily quiet. But it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I have visited Basilica di San Bernardino soon after re-opening (after a devastating earthquake on 6th. April 2009). Beautiful cathedral!!! Restored to a genuine state with greatest care and attention!!! Thanks to all people who were involved in the restoration process to bring back to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

It's open since 2015 after the eartquake and fully restored. Inside it's nice cool and the armotphere is magic, when seeing the mumified body of St Bernardus.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Thus church survived the earthquake while all the buildings around it suffered. St. Bernard who rests here is said to have provided protection. Whatever the explanation, the preservation of the beautiful interior and exquisite roof is a joy to see. Don't miss.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a gem in Europe! A wonderful & rich example of the renaissance & baroque architecture marvels of the mid 1400s! Inside, the altar, the nave (one of the longest), the frescoes, the tiled grounds & the gilded roof are to be appreciated in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Ana C
Reviewed 9 September 2015

A must place to visit in the town of L'Aquila. The basilica has just been re-opened (several years of reconstruction after the earthquake of 2009)! It is a master piece. My advice: get a guide & read all the information about San Bernardino di Siena...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Ana C
Reviewed 15 August 2015

It's so great to see that, albeit slowly, the work is coming along in L'Aquila. The basilica is beautiful and the fact that some of the buildings alongside it are still framed and held up by scaffolding means that it shines out even more. I'm...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 16 July 2015

After 6 years after the earthquake l'aquila is starting to show its beauties again and basilica di San Bernardino is one of those. By night is really beautiful because the lights highlight its shape and beauty.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank DianaCocalea
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