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Address: Via petro salerno, Erice, Sicily, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Graceful interior full of light

Chiesa di San Martino is another church included in the combination "5 Churches of Erice" ticket. Rather modest exterior with lovely portal details contrasts with beautiful white... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2016
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

I really like the Chiesa Di San Martino. It has a lovely, light atmosphere with so much 'whiteness' and is well worth visiting. It is included in the price of the Erice ticket. the building dates from the 14th Century but underwent reconstruction commencing in 1682 and finished in 1688. Further changes including the erection of a bell tower took... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Chiesa di San Martino was originally a Gothic church, built 14th century. In 1682 it was reconstructed and building was completed in 1688. The interior underwent more changes in the 18th century. The interior is so crisp and white and the nave floor is beautiful. This is included on the €15 Erice Pass. There is a A4 photocopy handout given... More 

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Manchester, Vermont
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

newly restored quite place for prayer you can buy a ticket for 5 euros and see a bunch of churches all the money from the ticket proceeds goes towards maintaining the churches

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Chiesa di San Martino is another church included in the combination "5 Churches of Erice" ticket. Rather modest exterior with lovely portal details contrasts with beautiful white full of light interior with interesting woodwork of the choir and the pulpit, the equestrian wooden statue of St. Martino (1605), and some notable paintings.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

Frankly I think Erice is worth for the views, so if it is cloudy, which it often is, then you missed out on the best the city has to offer. This church is really a very average to below average church in terms of architectural and artistic value, compared to others in Sicily. The white interior is somewhat less common,... More 

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Holland, Michigan USA
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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We were surprised to find such an amazing architecture of the church. High ceilings beautiful sculptures and painting. I think it's well worth a stop and you stroll the city.

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Arlington Heights IL
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Reviewed 2 January 2015

This is one of the many churches in Erice that vie for attention. The interior is bright with ceiling paintings and interesting art. Certainly, this church should not be missed during a trip to Erice. The church benefited from the Congregation of Purgatory, begun by Padre Vincenzo d'Alcamo, a Capuchin monk, in 1517. The theme of Purgatory is seen in... More 

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Martinez, California
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

San Martino is one of several churches included in the fixed price fare. We enjoyed our walkthrough--but, in truth, it was not the most memorable of the bunch.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Our first experience attending mass in a church thats over 900 years old. That's what traveling is about...moments like these.

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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I think this was the church where I attended Mass Saturday night. We were walking by and upon hearing singing I popped my head in and saw that Mass was going on so I stayed.

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