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Piedigrotta Church, Pizzo

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Seaside Piedigrotta Church, situated near the entrance to an ancient Roman tunnel, is located within a cave carved out of tuffaceous rock and supported with hewn arches and pillars. The inside is filled with statues recalling biblical stories, including the Madonna di Pompei and the Angel of Death. Get lost among the stony personages before making your way down to the beach for a stroll along the windblown coast. Make Piedigrotta Church a centerpiece of your Pizzo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pizzo family vacation planner.
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  • If even just for a moment would return back in time visit this cave. One feels a little presence of the artists that have created this masterpiece ... and they worked on their sculptures in great detail. Maybe it's a little pricey for the ticket, but that's OK, because you definitely will serve to maintain this artwork
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  • Visiting the city of lace it is impossible not to go to this church carved into the rock in a cave almost in front of the sea. Inside everything is made of stone, although the statues and some are carved directly into the rock.
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  • The Church is located, a little outside the city centre, where most of the monuments. Its location by the sea, makes it possible to swim after the site visit. Began as votive offerings from sailors who escaped the storm, which brought to shore a painting of the Virgin that still stands today on the altar of the Church. The whole Church is carved into the rock, including statues that are made of sandstone. The light that spreads on the rocks covered with algae and MOSS creating unforgettable games. Find out about opening hours because there is not much to see.
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