Santuario di San Francesco di Paola

Santuario di San Francesco di Paola

Santuario di San Francesco di Paola
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lovetotravelgreeley
Fort Collins, CO290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Difficult to write a review for a place that was in the beginning inspirational and left me feeling repulsed at the end. Outstanding preservation of a holy site and a dedication to a man who did without, served the poor and encouraged a minimalist lifestyle. The grounds were lovely on this sunny February day and not a site to miss in Paola, even as a non catholic I found it an inspiration. That was until we reached the grotesque, modern part of the grounds. I couldn’t help thinking how distressed San Francesco of Paola might be to see something so ostentatious and expensive built in his name when that money could have been better spent serving the poor. Weren’t 18 churches in Paola enough?? Skip The New Building
Written 11 February 2023
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ReneeWestVirginia
West Virginia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We visited both the original and the new cathedral on a sunny October day. Grounds were lovely, a waterfall and pathway along the stream is very serene. Silence is required in the old cathedral as it is a holy shrine to the Catholic world. Perhaps the most interesting aspect was the unexploded bomb on display outside the sanctuary; it had been dropped by the Allies on the cathedral where villagers were hiding for safety. They attribute the miracle to the protection of their Saint Francesco di Paola. The cathedral was targeted because it was believed that the Fascist Party Secretary was hiding there.
Written 13 December 2019
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WeWantAnotherHoliday
Stevenage, UK645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Loved the modern part of the church and the tour of the old is a must. Wonderful views and great facilities
Written 18 September 2019
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Marcos C
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
A historical an religious site to contemplate and feel the energy. The most importante religious site in Calabria considering San Francesco's (Paola, March, 27 of 1416 — April 2nd 1507) history and his dedication to poor people and way of life including the foudation of the Minimum Order.
Written 16 January 2019
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lion75navigator
Mons, Belgium36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
It takes every stakeholder back to the past while following the ancien path and caves where St. Francis lived his holy life.
Written 4 August 2018
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Cristina M
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
it's a breath of air, in the hot summer, all green, also some waterfall and a little river. The spectacular view from the top and the mix between new and old makes this place more interesting. The new church has an interesting architectural style.San Francesco is the protector of Calabria, so
don't miss it if you visit Calabria.
Written 30 August 2017
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Kiki P
48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Even if you are not religious, please visit this beautiful, ancient sanctuary rich in art, paintings, history and a view of the sea that is breathtaking!
Written 5 June 2017
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John A
Newtown Mount Kennedy, Ireland54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Easily accessible from SS18. Good place to visit if you want a break from the sun. Can be viewed in 1-2 hours. Main parts are easily accessible. A local saint and can be busy at peak periods.
Written 28 October 2016
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Paul I
Bucharest, Romania67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Very old and beautiful place to make with yourself..nice place nice people..nice views.. A very beautiful road..go with pleasure😉
Written 26 June 2016
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Clefai
85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
Very relaxing place, loved the waterfall, cave, mix of new and old. Rose garden. Very meditative experience
Written 3 March 2016
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