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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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  • Votive church containing the picture of our Lady of pedigrotta, deeply cut into the stone by sailors survived a shipwreck. A visit in the afternoon to enjoy the scenery: the Church indeed is dug across an indentation of the sea and sunset offers a unique show of its kind. Inside are statues carved by various authors. The feast is on July 2.
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  • Legend has it that some sailors survived a shipwreck made a vow to build a church at the place where they came ashore. So they dug into the rock a little chapel dedicated to the Madonna of Piedigrotta. At the end of 1800 a local artist enlarged the cave and made various statues depicting the life of Saints and Jesus. The natural light which penetrates from small Windows create a mystical atmosphere.
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  • I was honestly very disappointed because I was one day to lace that is really a beautiful place and I was really curious to visit it, but the sign at the entrance it said CLOSED with rain. I don't know, I felt disappointed. However, from the outside you can see a little and looks very nice, too bad.
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