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One of the greatest gems of L'Aquila! Unique and non-repeatable in structure and treasures! Architectural marvel! Filigrane Crochet-made main rosette! Unfortunately was not able to see it inside as at that time it was still under restoration! But will go for sure on my next...More
Very beautiful from the outside, was hoping to see the inside but it was closed. I hope inside visits are possible before 17/12/2017 (the expected finishing date, also see the photo of the plaque, bottom line).
This is a remarkable piece of history and historical basilica. The earthquake really took it's toll on the basilica. The positive side is that it is under construction and in the process of getting restored. The front facade of the basillica di Santa di Collemaggio...More
It is a shamed the interior restoration is not yet complete but it is still worth a look. I walked nearly an hour each way from the Hotel Canadian. Once you get out of the business area of town it's really beautiful in many places....More
I was born in L'Aquila, living in northern Italy. Every time I come back in my town, I need to spend few minutes walking in the grass in front of Collemaggio church, looking at the outstanding facade, in the typical Abruzzo Romanesque style. It's amazing...More
This 13th century Basilica is a landmark of unique value. Its facade is an outstanding example of romanesque architecture.
It contains the tomb of Celestine 5th the first and, up to recently, only pope to resign his mandate at the turn of the 13th century....More
While reconstruction is still going on inside, the distinctive facade remains intact and somehow lovelier than ever. The long extensive front lawn than used to be full of locals and playing children lies unused and forlorn looking but resolutely green as it awaits happier days....More