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Santa Maria di Castello

Via di Porta Castello 35, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
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This de-consecrated church is a masterpiece

Tucked away against the city walls you will discover this beautiful church with remarkable 1000... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
LondonTravellerplus
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london
MAGIC

Worth the walk to the end of the town to discover this old church in a prominent position with good... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
tmacquiban
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Rome, Italy
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Via di Porta Castello 35, 01016, Tarquinia, Italy
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Tucked away against the city walls you will discover this beautiful church with remarkable 1000 year old mosaics. You will see evidence of Etruscan tombs used as building materials. The lovely guardian who is there will take you on a guided tour and open the...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Worth the walk to the end of the town to discover this old church in a prominent position with good views of the valley. Lovely cosmatesque floors and simple 12th century interior. a very friendly guide made me welcome.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Beautiful old church, honest guide, who i guess was a volunteer. There is some great feeling in there...

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

The church Santa Maria di Castello is located near the Castle gates next to the Castle Tower. It was some kind of renovations going on at the time of our visit so we did not venture inside the church. The building dates to late 11th...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Beautiful old church, with very minimal decoration but that is what makes it so beautiful and awe-inspiring. It's free, and you are done within 10 minutes, but those 10 minutes couldn't be better spend. Take a good look at the decoration (= colored stones) in...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

It is worth going out of your way and making time to see Chiesa di Santa Maria in Castello, built 1121-1208, it was a cathedral until 1435, then abandoned and restored many times, it is now deconsecrated. There is a lovely cosmatesque floor, with some...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2015

We drove past this 13th century church and the ancient tower very close to it, in the evening, unfortunately it was closed. However, even from the outside it is striking. The tower is about 50 metres high making it the highest in the town of...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Very ancient church - special in that it wasn't the typical ornately decorated church. A simple, very old treasure. Great view of valley from a side door.

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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Tarquinia is full of interesting churches - too many for the current population. This is a lovely romanesque church, kept open by volunteers. It has some lovely carving and inlaid fllors. We were taken round and shown many interesting features and the fine view from...More

Thank Max M
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

An interesting church in the old city of Tarquinia. I believe you need a special guide to open the locks around the city to visit, but I may be mistaken. The towers and churches in Tarquinia were very fun to explore. The Santa Maria di...More

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