Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, Vernazza

(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Cinque Terre holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Reviews
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  • This church is really very beautiful and evocative. Arrivals at the Marina and you are on the right this gem, which almost defeats the colourful houses around. Council to look out from the window and look at the sea, it's really a beautiful feeling ...
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  • I didn't expect a church like that. From the outside you don't expect to go up the stairs to enter the Church (then I found out that input is recent, 19° c). Inside is beautiful in its simplicity: it's all in stone and almost bare. The columns are likewise in stone and on one side there are the real Windows overlooking the sea. The style is mixed: romantic and Baroque, but really quite simple. The Windows do not have Windows, but have added simple transparent glass: one of them was open and there was a pleasant breeze! The strangest thing in a church! The organ is located at the bottom and the columns of the presbytery hold up the belfry above. Outside, then, the square was refurnished with coloured pebbles and benches, really very nice and pleasant! A pleasant surprise!
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  • She is at the end of the Village, next to the port. A beautiful building. I would have gone in, but I respected the mass.
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  • I DIDN'T LIKE THE STONY INTERIOR TOO MUCH. I APPRECIATE HOW THE CHURCH CONTRIBUTES TO THE GREAT VIEWS OF VERNAZZA BY GIVING CHARACTER TO THIS LOVELY LITTLE TOWN.
  • Church is meh but behind it is a great swimming and picnic spot
  • Great place
  • It is not a church particularly lavish, as it should be. Aligns with the architecture and landscape of this beautiful village dil.
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  • Beautiful church, a little dark but is a must visit.
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