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Beautiful and quiet

Escape the crowds and enjoy a stunning early church with exquisite frescoes. Wonderful views and a... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
foliumnondefluet
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Lebanon, New Jersey
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An umissable visit for lovers of the medieval

A jaw-dropping example of the medieval. Interior almost completely frescoed in vivid colors... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
malb465
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

We drove 100 Km specifically to see the site, which was supposed (according to website and sign on the gate) to open at 15.00. After 45 minutes in the boiling sun, we gave up. The organisation (or lack of it) is a disgrace.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank abertafol
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Escape the crowds and enjoy a stunning early church with exquisite frescoes. Wonderful views and a glorious mish mash of classical remnants salvaged from the original occupant of this site, the Temple of Diana.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank foliumnondefluet
Reviewed 11 November 2017

A jaw-dropping example of the medieval. Interior almost completely frescoed in vivid colors. Don't miss the "saved' and the "damned" fresco on the western wall. Note the use of dark circles on human faces in the paintings to show complexion. Corinthian-style capitals on interior columns....More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank malb465
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is one of the most beautiful medical buildings in Campania. Fantastic frescoes painted a thousand years ago. Must visit.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Mark D
Reviewed 17 October 2014

An out-of-the-way Basilica that was worth the trip for us, because it was right where my uncle almost died during a battle in WW II. We had a car, and I'm not sure you could get there without one. Beautiful views once you get there.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank betsyflynn
Reviewed 21 May 2014

A truly beautiful church with frescoes painted over a thousand years ago by the byzantine monks who built and worshipped at the church. A must see place if you love art or churches.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Marcianiseman
Reviewed 20 April 2014

this old tiny church is simply amazing. if you consider that it has been built 1000 years ago you can't believe it. there are many important frescos and the air you breathe when you are in is fantastic. definitely have to visit it if you...More

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank born2travelit
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Perhaps only in Campania you can find monuments with so many historical layers as the Basilica of Sant'Angelo in Formis, which is above all the ancient temple of Diana Tifatina, important shrine for the Italic peoples (the Romans before they conquered all the known world...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Carmi_EU
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Suffice to say, this church is an example of the rewards to be had for venturing off the beaten path in Italy. The church is famous for the frescoes that cover its interior. As I understand it, they were painted nearly 1,000 years ago by...More

Date of experience: June 2011
10  Thank Exploricon
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Not very well known, but phenomenal historical, artistic and religious site. If you'll have a chance, you can do it as a detour on the way from Rome to Naples (or vice versa), or as a side trip from Naples. Historical basilica was affiliated with...More

Date of experience: June 2011
2  Thank Ilya G
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