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The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola

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This little gem is well worth the few stairs down to the beach and up to the sanctuary. The church... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Gallen
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A very old piece of history!

When you come from canada we look so very young in comparison to Italy. A quick visit up the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brantford, Canada
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Duta V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank bunny98765
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Satish K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect photo opportunities both of the church & its "island" setting & for views back over Tropea & east & west along the beaches.

1  Thank Darrel J
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

2  Thank Valentin P
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

2  Thank Spilingoto
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This santuario is a must when you are in Tropea, for it self, for the views, for the atmosphere from there, for how you feel when you are there. You look around and you don't know in what time you are and where you are,...More

Thank dianamd07
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The ancient sanctuary sits atop of a large rock by the sea and is reached after ascending several flights of irregularly shaped stairs carved out of the own rock. Inside you'll find antiquities, rooms for prayer by the sound of prerecorded monastic chanting, a garden...More

1  Thank Mario R
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Response from Carlo S | 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