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The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola

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“old church”(8 reviews)
“santa maria”(11 reviews)
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The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola is located in Tropea ( VV ) . It has medieval origins and is the emblem of the city.
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Via Marina Dell Isola SNC, 89861 Tropea, Italy
+39 347 254 1232
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All reviews old church santa maria small museum worth the climb wonderful view small charge bring good walking shoes entrance fee the cliff few steps olive trees worth a visit climbing santuario sea euros rooftop
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Reviewed 5 February 2019

A must-see visit if you are in Tropea. You have to climb few steps and after that your camera will be in action. Entrance fee is 2 euro (September 2018), but you will be rewarded with magnificent views. Also visit the gardens.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bogdan P
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Well worth a visit for the views. The church is beautiful and even an atheist like me can appreciate the peace and quiet .Make a 5 euro donation and check out the gardens. Get the camera out and get some of your best shots of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NicolM540
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Awesome church with great views of the city. Don't miss out - see the garden. The cross in the back of the garden is a great picture spot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 868JeffS
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This little gem is well worth the few stairs down to the beach and up to the sanctuary. The church and its terrace are free; For the rooftop terrace and the gardens a little (2 Euros p.p.) admission fee is charged. Very nice views from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

When you come from canada we look so very young in comparison to Italy. A quick visit up the stairs and a very old church of Christian history is in front on you. Very small. Breath taking. 30 minutes is well worth the visit. Support...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Even if you won't find nothing amazing inside, it worth 2 euro to go on the cliff top. The view is nice and you can stay a while in the small park from the top. A big minus, it were many tourists but they said...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Worth walking to the top for the beautiful views of tropea. The sanctuary itself is very sweet. Worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Peaceful and great views from the top, only 2 euros entry. Make sure you don't go with see through dress as won't be allowed in.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Satish7
Reviewed 24 August 2018

A church with a view of note 10 You have to climb a few steps, but you will not regret it To see a wonderful view you have to pay 2 euros

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ValentinP907
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful little church with outstanding view on the city of Tropea and the seaside. The back of the church reveal a perfectly kept garden with the lemons and other aromatic plants. It’s a must visit place. Opened from 8.00 to 24.00 Entrance is 2€ p.p....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Carlo_Sormani | Reviewed this property |
It is small place, it will be a short visit and the garden has some good part of merit. There is an indication on the beginning of the stairs, stating one should not go in bikini, bermuda and the like. I think the problem is... More
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Response from jacquitohc | Reviewed this property |
The Santuario was not open when we visited the area; nothing online to say what the dresscode is, that I could find. Having said that, I always carry a light, longish scarf which could double as a wrap (should they want the... More