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What a view.

Yes, this is another church but it's still a beautiful place to visit. You must visit the crypt... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Heather B
Ottawa, Canada
Spiritual place

Very holy place - tranquility and peace inside. A lot of interesting art masterpieces, especially... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Elek M
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Viale San Giovanni in Venere, 56, 66022, Fossacesia, Italy
+39 0872 60132
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Yes, this is another church but it's still a beautiful place to visit. You must visit the crypt with the beautiful frescoes. Simple architecture and beautiful carvings around the double front doors. There is also a cloister where you can walk quietly and imagine the...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Very holy place - tranquility and peace inside. A lot of interesting art masterpieces, especially the architecture. Nice view on the Adriatic and the sea shore. Good to stop and stay in a peaceful state of mind. We love it.

Thank Elek M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We always bring our visitors here, it is peaceful and spiritual place, we love the Abbey gardens and cloisters. The views along the coast from here are stunning.

Thank David Alan G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is a massive structure of simple design and an incredibly peaceful place that is inspirational and built on the site of a Roman temple Located on a bluff overlooking the Adriatic, it's surrounded by working olive orchards that produce fantastic olive oil. The main...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Sited on a hill near Fossacesia, the wonderful abbey of Saint John in Venere is a holy site of art, peace and pray. The Passionist Friars hold now this olace and so you can hear the mass told by them. Despite the spiritual side, the...More

Thank Davide M
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is an abbey built on the site of a Roman temple. I find it the most beautiful church by far in this area. It's full of atmosphere and the grandeur lies in its simplicity and almost austerity.

Thank Desbon
Reviewed 30 August 2015

A masterpiece of medieval architecture, situated on a hillside overlooking the Adriatic sea, at Fossacesia, Abruzzi. The Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere and the adjacent monastery are placed on a promontory with nreathtaking views. They were originally built, in the VI century, on a...More

Thank Marvi E
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

The church is is build in a very nice location and looks nice from the outside, but unfortunately is not very special from the inside. It's worth driving past or having a quick visit if you don't have e other things to do, but don't...More

Thank Rik K
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Where else does one find an 11th-century abbey on a promontory overlooking vineyards, profuse orchards, and the sea? Plan to take your time. Frescoes in the basement are hard to beat but few folks venture there. As a guide, the official website is: www.sangiovanninvenere.it/ ....More

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