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San Pietro Church

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Address: Lungo Calata Doria, 19018, Porto Venere, Italy
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Lovely little church

Lovely little church. Im a person who usually do not like churches on the inside, but this tiny one is a beauty. All well decorated and its views are stunning. In the heart of... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2016
Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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831 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Lovely little church. Im a person who usually do not like churches on the inside, but this tiny one is a beauty. All well decorated and its views are stunning. In the heart of the town, its location makes it a must seen place.

Thank andrezstar
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

It's probably one of the churches with the best view in Italy. (St. Martino's in Lake Como is the best.)

Thank Daryl C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Nice walk in the evening to watch the sunset, Rocks can be slippery !! Try and spot the mountain goats on the cliff face on the island

Thank Simon C
Westchester County, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 542 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

For us, everything else in the town, high and low seemed like arteries feeding off this mid- level core of all things Porto Venere. Mountain vistas behind, above left and right, Byron's daredevil swim en route, the sea to one side calm, another crashing against rocks and through boulders, into caves, and yet again in a third direction. endlessly open... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

At the far end of the point is Piazza Spallanzani the main access to the Church of San Pietro. The church has alternating bands of black and white, built in the Gothic style in the second half of the thirteenth century. Along the walkways and from the upper balcony above the church there are stunning views of the rugged coast... More 

Thank Dave D
Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This is a wonderful little church situated at the end of the small town, looking across the Ligurian sea. Not a point of interest that requires a great deal of time to visit, but not to be left off the list of things to do! There are several different external areas that can be accessed, also a rear balcony accessed... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 573 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The Church of Saint Peter is at the furthest mainland point jutting into the Gulf of Spezia. Construction started around 1200 and there are defensive positions built around the point that were part of Castle Doria high up on the hill. The church has the distinctive black and white horizontal masonry from the medieval times. Minimal decoration outside and very... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Worth visiting if time. Nice walk up and view from the top. Also lovely vuew of the coast from the cloisters. Church itself is small but interesting.

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Morris County, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

The church is just a short walk from the center of Porto Venere and is just so beautifully positioned at the end of the peninsula. It stands out even more if you are on a boat passing by. We took some beautiful pictures from the sea returning from Cinque Terre. We saw a wedding there and the photographer was guaranteed... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Nice, cosy church, on the poets' gulf. it inspired romanticism poets like Byron and Shelly. wonderful view for sunsets

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