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Santa Margarita (St. Margaret) Feast Day in June

Santa Margarita festival in June was so nice day market- early evening parade through town... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2019
Southport, North Carolina
Built on the rocks by the sea

This striking grey stoned church is built on the site that legend has St Margarets bones appeared... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2019
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Reviewed 28 January 2019

Santa Margarita festival in June was so nice day market- early evening parade through town, traditional bands, church service and blessing --and amazing fireworks over the water at the beach at night. Very nice family scene. Special and unique time to be in Vernazza!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank K_L_journey
Reviewed 13 January 2019

This striking grey stoned church is built on the site that legend has St Margarets bones appeared not once but twice in a boxThe entry way faces East , the altar side not West as is traditional. The back is the site of the 16th...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Much of the main church of Santa Margherita is Romanesque with its rough stones and rounded arches. I'd guess that the present structure of this church dates to the 13th century. The dark interior has an aura of sanctity; and is well worth a visit....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank redeco
Reviewed 20 November 2018

The church sits prominently on one side of the village, as one views it from the harbor. Went in for brief look; sat on one of the pews. The interior is sparsely decorated but is a good place to meditate. The history of the church...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Besides to its colorful buildings, the center of Vernazza is a breathtaking place to wander. The church of Margherita d'Antiochia is one the attraction in the village. The church built on a rock along the sea with its built in a beautiful Ligurian-Gothic style

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

This pretty church was literally built on a rock by the sea in 1318. According to the tradition, the church was built because a wooden box with the bones of Saint Margaret was found on the beach. The inhabitants originally decided to build the church...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

This church dates back to 1318 and is unique for its east-facing entry way and is located on the waterfrontin the town main square (Piazza marconi). The interior is simple, sober and devoid of ornaments with a nave and two aisles; a must stop in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Be sure to stop to see this lovely church. The church wall goes down to the water. It was first built in 1308. See pictures. It is spiritual.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelingteacher51
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful stone little church. Easy to forget you’re in one of the probably most touristy places in Italy in summer. Hearing the waves helps. Overall peaceful and serene. Even my children were in awe and quietly sat down, meditating??

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank M_Steph_L
Reviewed 6 August 2018

While the hustle and bustle of tourism surrounds you, take a few moments to step back in time and enjoy the serenity of this small church. Hear the sounds of the sea through the windows and reflect on how things were before tourism.

Date of experience: July 2018
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