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Piedigrotta Church

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A very different church.

A unique underground cave full of carved statues. It dates from C17th when some sailors from Naples... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Traveller1XX
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
A little bizzare

Apparently dating back to the 17th century when shipwreck survivors started carving statues... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Darrel J
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A unique underground cave full of carved statues. It dates from C17th when some sailors from Naples survived a shipwreck. They started the statues as a way of giving thanks. It has been added to over the years & turned into a church. There are...More

Thank Traveller1XX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently dating back to the 17th century when shipwreck survivors started carving statues. Eventually turned into a very unusual church

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Parking above the site costs 5 Euro for the whole day (only one tariff seems to exist). Walking down to the church takes 5 minutes but is well worth it. Bring your camera with wide angle lens with big aperture and you will be able...More

Thank BigblueSweden
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We enjoyed this spot it was really cool and worth the ticket price. We've seen churches all over Europe and this one is truly unique. If you're in the area it's worth the short visit.

Thank Nikki S
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Not so many little churches are made in the rocks. Very small, entree fee of 3,5 euro is ok, but it would be more acceptable if they would use a part of this money to keep this church in better stage!

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This was our last stop on the way to the airport at the end of our vacation. What a great way to end the trip. Catch the Tuk-Tuk in Centro Storico and visit this very unique location. We were in awe at the carvings in...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Worth the trek out of Pizzo to visit the caves in the grotto Fascinating to see these statues Tip from me take the tuk tuk from main square to the church and back 😜

Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The cave itself was pretty amazing, the story and lore behind it makes it even more so. We visited with 2 kids ages one and four. The four year old tripped on the slippery steps and we had to carry the small one the whole...More

Thank Mattias L
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We went here not sure what it would be like but it was pretty special! The carvings are truly stunning and it is just lovely. It doesnt take long to see but the cost is reflective of that a d it is just so u...More

Thank amanda h
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Great story and beautiful if a little surreal. 3 euros to enter and were there for 10 mins which would have been ok if we could have seen some restoration ongoing.

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