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The Gem and Symbol of L'Aquila!

One of the greatest gems of L'Aquila! Unique and non-repeatable in structure and treasures... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
Limassol, Cyprus
This must be the place

There is a place in l'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Where you can find the great beauty and finally... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2016
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18 Jun 2018
“nothing special”
11 Aug 2017
“The Gem and Symbol of L'Aquila!”
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Piazzale Collemaggio 5 | Corner Via S. Josemaria Escrivà, 67100, L'Aquila, Italy
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Church like many others, looks good on pictures because it closes the park alley. But in reality its nothing special. Certainly not the site that you should specially go to.

Thank Jakub G
Reviewed August 11, 2017

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

2  Thank marishantal
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

When we visited the place was closed with gates. Impossible to see anything of the building except the upper part of the front facade. See picture. Not worth a visit if under construction.

1  Thank alex4777
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

There is a place in l'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Where you can find the great beauty and finally peace. This place in my opinion is very close to Him. This place is Santa Maria di Collemaggio.

2  Thank sergiobarbato
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

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).

Thank PimDutch
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

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

3  Thank Martin N
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Q6620VFians
Reviewed December 22, 2015

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

2  Thank Enrico T
Reviewed July 21, 2015

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

1  Thank Silvio M
Reviewed July 15, 2015

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

2  Thank Alberto C
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