Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, Vernazza
(4.3/5 based on 220+ 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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  • This church is very simple and tiny, but Vernazza is a small village, the Church is large and imposing. In addition, it is very nice inside and out and, being at the edge of the sea, makes the view simply, linda. You can enter at certain times.
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  • We had an incredible view of this church from our window and I looked forward to hearing the bells. This is a beautiful example of a local chuch for the Italian residents and visitors to Vernazza. It ...  more »
  • The Church with its imposing Tower is one of the icons of Vernazza, usually does not miss the panoramic photo of this lovely village. Out strikes that great building right on the edge of the sea, is a lovely and simple enclosure with its windows to the sea where the protagonist is also the naked stone. The entrance is free. It is much worth for its beautiful simplicity
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