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Chiesa di San Matteo

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Address: Colle di San Matteo, 97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy
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Well worth the climb

The path follows the steps up to the church. Most of the way up there is a left fork which, if you're feeling fit you can take to the higher Santa Lucia. Up at San Matteo you get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The path follows the steps up to the church. Most of the way up there is a left fork which, if you're feeling fit you can take to the higher Santa Lucia. Up at San Matteo you get marvellous views over the town & beyond. The church is beautifully clean on the outside but all boarded up. A real shame.

Thank jims86
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

the path and stirs are difficult to find and to climb but the view is beautiful. Unfortunately the church is closed and abandoned, run down and dirty, broken glasses and no description or history. what a shame ! and the municipality, where are they? a tresaure not well kept.

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

so if someone come to SCICLI he mustt o visit this place, full of history and local culture, isn't no easy to find, but you can ask the way at the local people!

Thank Rocco P
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

From far away you think wow, magnificent. One you are there you get disappointed. A nice building with literally nothing inside. But!!! From up there you get a magnificent view. It is worth the climb.

Thank bahrawia
Didcot, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We would have liked to visit this church and we tried really hard but all the paths we could find vaguely in its direction were blocked off (afternoon of Ferragosto, maybe the wrong day to try). As in town nearly everything was shut maybe even if we managed to get there we would not have had much joy. However, from... More 

Thank jcrossBdV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

for us ,an elderly couple, it was quite an effort to climb up to visit San Matteo but certainly worth it. The view from the top is absolutly splendid and the panorama impressive. A wonderful spot.

Thank hanneloreIbiza
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

The steep road from Palazzo Beneventano, which soon becomes a path with many steps, makes an attractive if tiring walk, but at the top it is disappointing not to get a sight of the church. Surely at least a small aperture could have been left in the wooden barricade so that at least the façade would be visible.

Thank Patrick F
Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

The 4 Churches including Chiesa Lucia high up in Scicli are very interesting and I would love to see them when thye are restored. The landscape from them is truly spectacular

Thank bandstrug
Scicli, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

It's the most representative monument in Scicli, dominating the valley with the town. A wonderful landscape ranging as far as the sea can be admired from the church of San Matteo.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

A majestic church which is in ruin but retaing it's Beaty in a great location

Thank Ken D

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