Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, Vernazza

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Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church represents a place of peace and prayer from the 14th century. Originally built on remains from the 11th century in the Ligurian Gothic style right next to the sea, the church features three aisles and an impressive octagonal bell tower. Legends says that the relics of Saint Margherita were washed on shore and that is the place where the church stands. Enter the church, light a candle, and admire the stone architecture and the paintings inside. Planning Cinque Terre trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Santa Margheritte de Antiochia is the main church located in the old harbour of Vernazza, a tiny town in Cinque Terre National Park, in the North of Italy. The church is very nice and the inner part.....  more »
  • stopped in to see this cathedral as we were walking around Vernazza. A very beautiful old church. Sat and enjoyed to solitude as the crowds were low.  more »
  • As it is just next to the swimming resort site by the sea, it gives extra spiritual beauty to the surrounding.
  • This old church dates back from the 13th century . It stands there facing the ocean like a guardian for Vernazza. The walls and the ceiling are darkened and only a small statue is dedicated to Santa Marguarita

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