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San Pietro Church

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Address: Lungo Calata Doria, 19018, Porto Venere, Italy
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Sunset like nowhere else!

I got to know this place from an Instagram video I saw. I must say, this location is absolutely fantastic. I was there for the sunset, breathtaking! This is one of the highlights... read more

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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got to know this place from an Instagram video I saw. I must say, this location is absolutely fantastic. I was there for the sunset, breathtaking! This is one of the highlights of my trip in northern Italy. Everyone should make the time to visit this little gem.

Thank Alex D
Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

San Pietro Church is one of the must-see attractions if visiting Portovenere, with its location on the end of the peninsular offering views in all directions, and the unique design of the church and the pretty interior making it well worth the walk. The church is accessed from a graduated stepped path so those with mobility issues may struggle a... More 

Thank Davidjellis
boston, ma area
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

For visitors to Portovenere this is a must see, both for its interesting rambling architecture that looks like it blends church and fortress and watchtower. Constructed over several hundred years, it evokes the many centuries of maritime history centered around the port and surrounding areas. The church is still in use, and while we were there we were able to... More 

Thank rfichera
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Nice walk out on to the headland from village takes you up on to the headland where this little church is perched. Great views of the coastline & also good to do at night Church has some interesting features - preserved floor & intricate door.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is just another of the many amazing historical places in the beautiful town of Portovenere. The interior is breathtaking and then walk up the hill from town through the castle and the ancient remnants of the old church are just beautiful. Especially amazing is the picture of the "white madonna". A beautiful story that she rose from the sea.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

After walking through the main street of Porto Venere, we came to this lovely church perched on a promontory not far from the castle on the hill above the city. Stunning location! As we climbed the steps toward it, we could hear harp music coming from a musician sitting outside in the shade of the walls. The doors of the... More 

Thank sandyfeets2
Sydney, Australia
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151 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit, there are stunning views from the church. Very simple inside but I think that's why I liked it do much. The church has an amazing main door with all the Apostles on it.

Thank Theresa D
Bratislava, Slovakia
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

It is a lovely little church at impressive location. From the church you have a great view on Palmaria island and the Doria castle. A must see in Portovenere!

Thank Ankocha
Portland, Australia
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267 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We did visit this church at a busy time as it was bulk wedding afternoon. Out with the married couple and in with the next bride and groom. It is beautify church for what we could observe and the views form outside are stunning along the coast. Constructed from local marble and timbers.

Thank Peter_B_Simons
Zabbar, Malta
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186 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The location where this church is found is simply impressive since one can see really amazing panoramic views and even the interior of this church despite being small is really beautiful. From this church one can take really good photos from every point one can imagine and it is a must see attraction in my opinion.

Thank Keith L

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