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Basilica Benedettina di Sant'Angelo in Formis

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Address: Via Luigi Baia 120, 81043 Sant'Angelo in Formis, Italy
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An out-of-the-way Basilica that was worth the trip for us, because it was right where my uncle almost died during a battle in WW II. We had a car, and I'm not sure you could get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2014
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Randolph, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

An out-of-the-way Basilica that was worth the trip for us, because it was right where my uncle almost died during a battle in WW II. We had a car, and I'm not sure you could get there without one. Beautiful views once you get there.

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Marcianise, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

A truly beautiful church with frescoes painted over a thousand years ago by the byzantine monks who built and worshipped at the church. A must see place if you love art or churches.

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Cesena, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

this old tiny church is simply amazing. if you consider that it has been built 1000 years ago you can't believe it. there are many important frescos and the air you breathe when you are in is fantastic. definitely have to visit it if you are around here.. it should only be valorize more.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Perhaps only in Campania you can find monuments with so many historical layers as the Basilica of Sant'Angelo in Formis, which is above all the ancient temple of Diana Tifatina, important shrine for the Italic peoples (the Romans before they conquered all the known world at the time, subjugated the peoples living in the peninsula). It is not possible to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

Suffice to say, this church is an example of the rewards to be had for venturing off the beaten path in Italy. The church is famous for the frescoes that cover its interior. As I understand it, they were painted nearly 1,000 years ago by the monks from nearby Monte Cassino. The style is Byzantine, with beautiful striations of color... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

Not very well known, but phenomenal historical, artistic and religious site. If you'll have a chance, you can do it as a detour on the way from Rome to Naples (or vice versa), or as a side trip from Naples. Historical basilica was affiliated with St. Benedict's foundation at Monte Cassino. Built on the remains of much earlier pagan sanctuary... More 

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