We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
+39 0184 295261
Review Highlights
Beautiful ancient church and crypt

Beautiful church, simple and classic with soaring ceilings. Some wonderful baptismals and other... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
via mobile
Cathedrale Visit

Well preserved cathedrale, worth the climb to see. The art work and other artifacts. Definitley... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Debra E
Toronto, Canada
Read all 86 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“old town” (3 reviews)
“crypt” (9 reviews)
18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
+39 0184 295261
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (86)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church, simple and classic with soaring ceilings. Some wonderful baptismals and other more ancient relics have been uncovered in the basement and are well-displayed. It felt like a truly reverent place.

Thank KPPtravels
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Well preserved cathedrale, worth the climb to see. The art work and other artifacts. Definitley deserves all the praise as read in the othr reviews. A must see when in Ventomiglia.

Thank Debra E
Reviewed 1 November 2016

It was nice to stop in and visit. There were people there filming something that looked like a soap opera, it probably would have been nicer to visit if those people hadn't been there.

Thank canseecanada
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a plain old church with very few statues, paintings, gold, etc. But, that is it's beauty. The construction of the walls is the original block work which is very interesting. You feel like you have gone back to a church five hundred years...More

Thank jimandcarolstravels
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is an old one, since it was built around 1,100 AD. Austere and simple, it is worth paying a visit if you are around Ventimiglia old town. Ideal for weddings, you might meet people cheering the bride outside the...More

Thank Andrea_Detto
Reviewed 1 May 2016

It was one among the many nice surprises the Ligurian city of Ventimiglia offered us. There was already sometime that we were curious about this city and finally we decided to explore it. I believe it's not among the most talked-about Ligurian cities, but it...More

Thank Celestefaisk
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Impressively austere - a little like a Cistercian abbey inside. Beautiful stonework, and an ancient crypt accessible via steep steps down to the Cathedral's foundations. Stunning views over the roof tops and coast of Ventimiglia from a viewpoint at the end of the adjacent car...More

Thank Karl M
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a very old cathedral that is worth a visit. All the old cathedrals have beautiful architecture and art, and this is no exception.

Thank blindman20002000
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I love how this cathedral sits way up high on a hill. It is very old and historic. There's also a crypt dating back from the VII century. Although this Cathedral was as ornate as other Italian Cathedrals, it is definitely worth the visit.

1  Thank Byroenius
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This ancient cathedral, also listed as a basilica, is surprisingly moving to see. It is located high on the hill of the old town, overlooking the new town below. They advertise that the crypt in the basement dates from the VIII century. The chapel is...More

Thank jg3arrow
Nearby Restaurants
Consani Osteria
246 reviews
.49 km away
Pasta & Basta
957 reviews
.29 km away
Usteria D'a Porta Marina
257 reviews
.47 km away
Pizzeria Ristorante Il Vesuvio
278 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ventimiglia Old Town
469 reviews
.60 km away
Le Calandre Beach
148 reviews
.30 km away
Il Mercato del Venerdi
101 reviews
.57 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines