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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Address: vicino Piazza Regina Margherita | Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, 97014, Ispica, Sicily, Italy

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Calming and beautiful

Yes, it's a beautiful old church with lots of nice little details to see. Once you step inside it's very calming and peaceful.

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Yes, it's a beautiful old church with lots of nice little details to see. Once you step inside it's very calming and peaceful.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

My wife and I found this hidden work of art by accident while strolling in the small town of Ispica. on route to Noto. we were overwhelmed by the Basilicas beauty both the structure its self and the wonderful frescos inside. This is worth taking the time to visit and enjoy.

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

The church and the piazza it sits one are a stunning example of Sicilian Baroque. We got to this town by accident, I was not expecting anything like this - Ispica is at least as good as Noto and without the crowds. VISIT

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2014

The loggiato is simply splendid, the place was quiet and it was easy to imagine yourself in times past

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Thank you for having this special church open all the time. I was able to light a candle for an ill friend and offer prayers while visiting Ispica. The interior is stunning.

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Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

if you are interested in Baroque architecture this is a stop well worth making. The little square in front of the church is modelled on saint peter's square in Rome and frames the church beatifully.

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Stowe, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2012

huge Baroque and lovely. The Basicila is in the center of town and well worth a visit.

Thank maryevslin

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