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Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio

Piazzale Collemaggio, 67100, L'Aquila, Italy
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Fully under construction

When we visited the place was closed with gates. Impossible to see anything of the building except... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Purmerend, The Netherlands
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This must be the place

There is a place in l'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Where you can find the great beauty and finally... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
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Piazzale Collemaggio, 67100, L'Aquila, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited the place was closed with gates. Impossible to see anything of the building except the upper part of the front facade. See picture. Not worth a visit if under construction.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

There is a place in l'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Where you can find the great beauty and finally peace. This place in my opinion is very close to Him. This place is Santa Maria di Collemaggio.

1  Thank sergiobarbato
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful from the outside, was hoping to see the inside but it was closed. I hope inside visits are possible before 17/12/2017 (the expected finishing date, also see the photo of the plaque, bottom line).

Thank PimDutch
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This is a remarkable piece of history and historical basilica. The earthquake really took it's toll on the basilica. The positive side is that it is under construction and in the process of getting restored. The front facade of the basillica di Santa di Collemaggio...More

2  Thank Martin N
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

It is a shamed the interior restoration is not yet complete but it is still worth a look. I walked nearly an hour each way from the Hotel Canadian. Once you get out of the business area of town it's really beautiful in many places....More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I was born in L'Aquila, living in northern Italy. Every time I come back in my town, I need to spend few minutes walking in the grass in front of Collemaggio church, looking at the outstanding facade, in the typical Abruzzo Romanesque style. It's amazing...More

2  Thank Enrico T
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This 13th century Basilica is a landmark of unique value. Its facade is an outstanding example of romanesque architecture. It contains the tomb of Celestine 5th the first and, up to recently, only pope to resign his mandate at the turn of the 13th century....More

1  Thank Silvio M
Reviewed 16 July 2015

While reconstruction is still going on inside, the distinctive facade remains intact and somehow lovelier than ever. The long extensive front lawn than used to be full of locals and playing children lies unused and forlorn looking but resolutely green as it awaits happier days....More

2  Thank Alberto C
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Before the cathedral here's some local magic to experience. I wish i could read L'Aquila blindfolded so as not to see the elevated motorways that surround and almost suffocate the city. Remember the number '99.' No, not the agent Maxwell Smart kind, but for everything...More

3  Thank Eli B
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Amazing church I visited back after the 2009 earthquake that devastated the city. All the town was fantastic

1  Thank Sanj G
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