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Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

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The Medieval Crypt is located just below the altar of the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta. It was built in the 12th century. a. C. with parts of a Roman Villa that was in Positano in the 1st Century A. C..
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice church in the crowded tourist town of Positano. Admired the beautiful dome from the outside only as it was Sunday and we could go inside.

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see when you visit. Quite some building. When you go in take time to sit down first to fully take it all in. The setting will take your breath away.

Thank JohnH3759
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting positano you'll most likley reach this place whether you've planned it or not. I found it worth taking a pick inside, mostly to see the rare Black Maddona painting. Especially once you learn the legend about how it got to the village...More

Thank אופיר ל
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Church of St Maria Assunta in Positano was linked with the Benedictine monastery of St Maria. According to the legend the monastery was erected in honour of a Byzantine icon representing the Virgin Mary. The current look of the church dates back to 1783.

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We went to the front door where we saw some entering in shorts and tank tops then we saw a couple leave and discard the blue shawls the church provides at the front door- except while we were just standing there deciding whether or not...More

Thank meli_nicole
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This church is near the beach. It is pretty but not as elaborate as other Italian churches. But it is focused on Mary, what ever happened to worshiping Jesus?

Thank ken j
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This beautiful church has a very pretty tiled blue,yellow and green dome which is the landmark of Positano. Inside there is a famous icon of the black Madonna and Child, which is worth seeing.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Nice church with great views across the town of Positano. Beautiful inside with fabulous ceiling. Make sure you take a look into the crypt downstairs. I really liked the small picture of St Christopher looking down on a sailing boat. All very peaceful compared to...More

Thank MalcH
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Despite its small size, Positano has several churches. This is the main church. It is not an architectural gem but it is well-maintained with marble mosaic surfaces throughout. It is a great place to go to Sunday mass to rub elbows with locals.

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Beautiful church in Positano on the Amalfi coast. Certainly worth a visit when in Positano. The church sits above the coast line and has a good few steps up to it but worth the effort to see this gem.

Thank Maria D
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