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Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo)

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Well worth the effort

The old church is set on a rock overlooking the sea towards La Spezia as well as the direction of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Niel G
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Great from the outside

Hiked up to the church, walked around, but did not go inside. Great views, park-like setting. Had... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
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Piazza San Lorenzo, Porto Venere, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old church is set on a rock overlooking the sea towards La Spezia as well as the direction of the Chinque Tere. It might be a stiff climb for some but it is well worth the effort. The trial starts through a corridor of...More

Thank Niel G
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Hiked up to the church, walked around, but did not go inside. Great views, park-like setting. Had already been inside so many ornate and awesome churches, this did not look promising. The views are good from here.

Thank RandiFayeC
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Quite a walk up to this church but worth it. The church itself is nice but the views you get from that height are stunning and make it worth the walk. Continue on up the stairs from the church to the beautiful cemetery built into...More

Thank sunnluvr
Reviewed 6 December 2017

NOT just another church but one of a kind. You can feel the history as you walk in. Attractive from the outside and effectively simplicity inside. Don't fail to go up to roof level by the steps outside on the left as well. The views...More

Thank Tony36
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Climb to the heights of Porto Venere to discover this church set on an esplannade with a view of the city below, and with benches to stand in the shade of the trees. Outside and inside the church are interesting. From there, you go to...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

went here after hiking up to san diego. beautiful architecture. the church is free to enter. has a nice view and it's close to the town

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo) is a lovely old church sitting above the town and just below the Doria Castle. It's a bit of a climb to get there but well worth the effort. I have posted a few photos so you...More

Thank Davidjellis
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The churchs in this region are very beautiful, a special style, constructed in stone, otfen white and green stones combined with massif stones; a classic style outside, a special architecture of Cinque Terre, very attractif monument.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I visited it after seeing the Byron cave, I had a nice walk in a small pathe among houses . It is such an amazing witness of gothic art in Liguria

Thank Serena C
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth the walk up, it's not that bad really. Quaint church. Great views. So much history, if only the walls could talk.

Thank Theresa D
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