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. 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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  • Without the grandiloquence Italian, but perfect for worship, you stumble this church next to the sea which brings balance to the people and its colourful houses.
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  • A church so close to the water, the very rare. Austere in the greyness, it is conducive to meditation. The saints have a chance in these places!
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  • In a quick walk by Vernazza, we got in his small church. We felt something different from everything we've seen. Antigua, of stone, very simple, with a pristine sea views from its small windows. A gift unexpected in our visit.
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