Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, Vernazza

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Church Tourist Spot
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
TripAdvisor
  • Amazing that this village recovered after the 2011 flood. I would definitely recommend the church and this village. they are extremely friendly and the best town in Cinque Terre.  more »
  • Constructed officially in 1318, though some claim it must be earlier due to way of construction and materials used. I find it very impressive with its octagonal bell tower rising high up. It is locate...  more »
  • Folk in these villages were fishing folk and trace their ancestry back 8 generations, with interesting stories and everything revolved around the church, Its bells ringing on the hour. Its made of hea...  more »
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  • A must see for lovers of the Sea and Church Architecture. Truly a beautiful place of worship hidden in an absolute gem of a town.
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful church!
  • Church is meh but behind it is a great swimming and picnic spot
  • Great place