Chiesa del Soccorso, Forio

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On a small peninsula beside the Tyrrhenian Sea, Chiesa del Soccorso was built around 1350. Its whitewashed exterior is a study in simplicity and reverence. Inside, view the small collection of artwork and various religious artifacts. Outside, explore the rocky outcrop and enjoy ocean views once admired by the fishermen to whom the chapel is dedicated. Keep an eye out for the island of Ventotene, visible from the small square in front of the church on clear days. A visit to Chiesa del Soccorso represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Forio trip itinerary builder site to plot your vacation.
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  • This church, which stands alone on a promontory in the middle of the sea seemed to me extremely impressive and scenic. I can't define the style: smooth and articulate this whitewashed Church, but the collection is very pleasant. To access the Church we must climb stairs decorated with charming antique tiles with religious topics or geometric patterns. The Interior is very poor and simple and so from a sense of intimacy and recollection that most lavishly decorated churches fail to give.
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  • The Church of the Virgen del Socorro is located on a panoramic terrace which surrounds the Church, a promontory overlooking the sea. The terrace is practically an extension of the parvis with a stone cross at the Centre, with the base covered with tiles. From here you can see the island of Ventotene and the fantastic sunsets of Forio
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  • Overlooking the Cape of Forio, the sea is visible from every where and stands out with its white color. The entrance is at the top of a staircase lined with many crosses of wood and adorned with decorated tiles, typical of the island. the Interior is rich and full of statues of Saints and of sailing ships since it is a church whose Madonna is worshipped by fishermen as protector of the category. At sunset it is worth a ride to take wonderful pictures
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  • The church itself is nice but nothing too exceptional. But: It's the perfect place to watch a sunset you'll never forget!
  • Beautiful place. Nice sunsets.
  • Picturesque small church on the coast head. Beautiful outside and outside with its intimate atmosphere.
  • Great place :)
  • Lovely Church, beautiful, the story has many interesting, especially that of the crucified. And a special place, and to be respected. There are stairs leading up the bottom, looking out to sea, another place that deserves, I only regret that you certainly enjoyed our stay here since there are cigarette butts on the ground, broken glass, pieces of paper, when it would have some respect towards some wonderful places!! The sea below is enchanting, charming, I wanted to do the bathroom but we then moved on the cliff a little farther. In many use the place for fishing.
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