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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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I wasn't prepared for how impressive this Villa/Crypt was. Newly opened in July 2018, I thought 15 euro entrance was high until I changed my mind at the end of the tour. It was worth it for me as it feels like a VIP Tour...More
Aside the stunning tiled dome, from the outside this church you get little impression of the treasures inside but take a little time out of your visit to have a look around the paintings, sculptures and especially the image of the Virgin Mary above the...More
We arrived shortly after the new museum opened and its a must visit a highlight is the fully preserved coloured wall of a roman House better than anything in Pompei
Could have spent much more time in the crypt looking at the artefacts but preservation...More
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
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.
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