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Chiesa di San Lorenzo

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Address: Piazza Papa Innocenzo IV, Manarola, Italy
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A little gem with hardly any visitors

We explored this church after we checked into our hotel because it was only 5 mins away. After a steep climb, we found that the church was more or less one of the highest... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
Isaiah K
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Weston, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful church with a very humble appearance, we passed by this church and were not going to enter since there was nobody around it. It turned out to be really nice in the inside. The church is dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, known as well as church of Saint Lawrence, patron of the village. It was built... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful thing in almost all towns of the Cinque Terre are churches and Chiesa di San Lorenzo is not an exception.Church was built in 1338, have a Gothic facade with a nice rose window, and the baroque-style interior.

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Thank pifdark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We explored this church after we checked into our hotel because it was only 5 mins away. After a steep climb, we found that the church was more or less one of the highest buildings in town and it faced a little piazzale that had a panoramic view of the town. I climbed up to a parapet (meant for the... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you have read my reviews you know that I like to visit old churches for the wonderful surprises you find inside them. This one is no exception. If you get the chance make sure you visit.

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I love visiting churches and this one was unique and quite in keeping with the flavor of the town.... quaint and precious. The visit doesn't take a long time.

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boston
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This church dates back from the early 1300's; it is a simple but beautiful place of worship that looks very austere compared to the places in Rome. It is at the top of the town of Manarola up a very steep hill, but well worth the climb. We enjoyed the town immensely, stopping in one of the gelaterias for a... More 

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Thank gardengirlBoston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoying the small chapels/churches of Italy. The big grand duomo's of Orvieto and Florence are awe inspiring. But there is something sweet and peaceful of these small churches tucked away in the local communities. Chiesa di San Lorenzo is a perfect spot to stop and give thanks. La dolce Vita! Loving the life!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This whole village is beautiful. The Vineyard walk is a must if you go there. High on the hills that surrounding the village looking down at the harbor.

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stopped by this church on my way to get coffee and I was pleasantly surprised. It's small, but beautiful. It's not extremely ornate like other churches. It's simple, but very pretty.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We visited the church during a Sunday service (the service is in italian) . It was a plesant local experience.

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