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Weekend away

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

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Casteau, Belgium
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Pretty church with interesting architectural story

First of all, ignore reviews that refer to climbing hills. They obviously refer to a different... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
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27 May 2018
“Hidden (!) church”
27 Sep 2017
“Weekend away”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Frazione Poggio, 60129 Portonovo, Ancona, Italy
+39 327 823 8123
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Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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 ;)

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 191louisef
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Jan4462
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 23 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Georgina L
Reviewed 15 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

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Hennie100
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.

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank Buon_gusto_56
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