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“Still a busy chapel ...”
Review of San Pietro Church

San Pietro Church
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Cinque Terre and Portovenere Day Trip from Florence
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Waverley, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Still a busy chapel ...”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The day we decided to climb the hill to the church, we were lucky enough to see a beautiful wedding. The views across the sea are stunning.

Visited June 2013
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Itala, Italy
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Ancient striped marble and grey granite church”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Superbly situated at the end of the promontory. San Pietro church has views towards Cinque Terre. Inside it's dark and brooding, but very beautiful. Spectacular copper doors with 3D art of the disciples heads. Stunning. While there a young monk replenished the votice candles, that gave a feeling of even more authenticity. The church dates fro medieval times and was built on a temple for Venus.

Visited June 2013
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Outstanding little church”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

This little church from the 1200's sits high on a hill above the ocean and above Porto Verere. The inside is simple but the overall experience is outstanding,

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Scenic location with historical significance”
Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

Walking along the waterfront to this church was clearly something the locals also enjoyed doing on a Sunday afternoon. The church itself was lovely and its location afforded amazing views from the roof. A must do when you are in town.

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“Great Views”
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Sitting all by itself atop a rocky promontory at the end of some old fortifications, this church looks forlorn. It's a short and easy hike from the main town, and is in stark contrast to the crowded hustle and bustle of the town itself. The day we were there it was fairly quiet, but maybe it's like that all the time.

The church is nothing special in itself. It's small, blends in beautifully with the rocks on which it's perched, and generally dark inside. What makes it so good is the location. With the sea on both sides, and the fortifications seperating it from the town, it's a wild and desolate spot. Rugged cliffs end in tiny beaches surrounded by an impossibly blue sea. There is a viewing area just to the rear of the church that has particularly good views of the coastline. And of course, towering over all this just up the hill is the remains of the massive old Portovenere castle.

The church is OK as churches go. But the views are stunning.

Visited September 2012
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