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Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae

Piazza Giovanni XXIII, 73040 Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
+39 0833 758636
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Piazza Giovanni XXIII, 73040 Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
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"st peter"
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"beautiful church"
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"europe"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank name s
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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

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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

Thank Gene J
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

If you visit Santa Maria di Leuca, which is at the very tip of the heel of Italy, it is worth taking the time to go up to the top of the hill where the basilica and lighthouse are located. There is a large piazza,...More

Thank johnboyPeterborough
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a must for people who like to visit churches, this one commemorates the spot where St Peter landed in Italy. A place visited by many people and recently by two pontiffs. A good place to visit on any day and very busy during...More

Thank CJTW
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is the place where you finally run of land. Leucca is where the Adriatic and Mediterranean meet. The vantage point from the church and lighthouse punctuates the coastline receding in both directions. No, there is no dividing line, only the vast expanse of the...More

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

You're walking there next to the light house & may feel & hear steps of History. Down bekow there was the Hospital in which many of our people were born after the WW 2.

Thank mottibi
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

Located in the hills above Santa Maria di Leuca. This is a huge Basilica with an equally huge outsdoor piazza. From this location you can look down on the town and harbour of Santa maria di Leuca. Also a perfect Vantage point to view the...More

Thank Joe_Ursano
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

Beautiful church. Lovely coffee shop beside it and close to the town. Worth a visit if your in the area.

Thank Tara B
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