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The Church of my Family

Beautiful church with lots of history. This is also the place where my great uncle said his first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
868JeffS
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Atlanta
absolutely beautiful

simple, but a great building and lovely atmosphere . a must see in S.Giovanni, a real historical... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2017
nicolass208
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Milan, Italy
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“The Church of my Family”
5 Oct 2017
“absolutely beautiful”
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Via Monastero 2, 87055, San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church with lots of history. This is also the place where my great uncle said his first Mass as a Franciscan Friar. Our local friends help arrange a private Mass and 10yr renewal of marriage vows of a couple in our group whose ancestors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

simple, but a great building and lovely atmosphere . a must see in S.Giovanni, a real historical landmark and the whole old town is really gorgeous

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank nicolass208
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Very historic religious structure that is over 800 years old . interesting history related to a character mentioned dantes inferno

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I thought we were on the set of Game of Thrones! This 12th century abbey has an incredible ability to transport you back to the Middle Ages. We visited when there was a wedding so it made the experience that much more special. Around the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank John C
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Unless you have a passionate interest in Cistercian architecture, or in the mystic Joachim da Fiore, or just want to tick off places associated with people mentioned by Dante in the Divine Comedy, this 'abbey' will have little interest for you. What remains of the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Steven M
Reviewed November 17, 2015

Whatever the other reviewer found, in fact it's easy to get there. Drive (the road's fine, except maybe in the depths of winter) or get the bus (from Cosenza), and once you're in San Giovanni the abbey's obvious. If you're not staying, allow a whole...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Difficult to reach, nestled as it is among twisting, winding, narrow, hilly alleys, the enormous church is stripped to the bare bones and so cold within that the locals refer to it as the refrigerator. The structure has a crypt which can be visited. The...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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Response from ELear | Reviewed this property |
Io non ho pagato, ma era tempo fa e puo darsi e diverso adesso. Perche non chiamare (0984 992801) e chiedere direttamente ?
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