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Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae

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Piazza Giovanni XXIII, 73040 Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You must go see this church and the surroundings around it! The church is beautiful inside we attended a mass a few times and then took in the sights and the view just spectacular

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Laurie1306
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Overlooking the sea, at the southernmost tip of Salerno, is the Basilica of Santa Maria.It was built over the ruins of an ancient pagan temple, and now stands on an impressive piazza. Legend has it that Saint Peter stopped at Leuca, came across the pagan...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ossie D
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We walked up the 296 steps after wandering along the port from our hotel in Leuca. After taking a moment to catch our breath we were able to explore the courtyard and the beautiful views in every direction. We were lucky enough to see a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank K143QJfrancescad
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We were attracted by the legend that that is the place where St Peter started his travel into Italy there. There is a merit also to wander along the wide plaza in front of the curch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cetatzeni
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

On the right site of the basilica there is an interesting picture from Prague with the story of Jan di Nepomuk.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 765ivo
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a magnificent place with stunning scenery! you can make many pictures of different landscapes! I recommend with confidence!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fane01
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Sitting at the top of the hill near the lighthouse, this lovely basilica provides a place of quiet reflection and prayer for the pilgrim who has climbed the many steps to reach this height. The church was attacked many times by the moorish pirates, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Nice sightseeing, nice view to the town and meeting border of Adriatic and Ionic seas. Long way up... With kids could be difficult to go up by foot.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank name s
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is an amazing square where people gather for the superb view! Although you can't visit the lighthouse, there is the church and steps down into Leuca if you are feeling energetic! This is part of a Medieval pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tedgatti F
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We enjoyed a sunny morning to drive our rental car 56km from Otranto, stopping for wonderful coastal views near Grotta Romanelli. There were several reasons to stop here on our way to Gallipoli; 1. 1755 Basilica where St Peter set foot in Europe. 2. The...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Gene R J
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