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In the wake of Napoleon...

The path to the Church is quite tough, but still you enjoy it due to spectacular views opening to... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Moscow, Russia

The hike to the sanctuary is not to see the sanctuary but admire the views which are spectacular... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The path to the Church is quite tough, but still you enjoy it due to spectacular views opening to you on the road. When you finally reach the location, you get amazed how breezy the air is: a forest surrounding the Church and tiny springs...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The hike to the sanctuary is not to see the sanctuary but admire the views which are spectacular. It is well signposted from Marciana - signed within the town towards the route then upwards. From the town it's about 45 mins. It could be shorter...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

In Marciana Alta was the nearest pharmacy so we also visited the church with beautiful ceiling paintings from around 1650-1700

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

The walk up to the sanctuary is mostly shaded by trees, which is very nice during the warm summer days. The sanctuary itself is quite nice, but it's the walk there that's the bigger attraction. Outside the church there is a small fountain with water...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

The views are spectacular on this hike to the Sanctuary. and there are interesting rock formations. The church at the top is lovely.. It is a "hike" as even though there is a "road" as the road is an ancient one and made of irregular...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

While the church was not our main goal as we were out for a hike, it was pretty neat to find it and learn that Napoleon himself camped out here during his "stay" on the island. The altar has very pretty frescoe of the Madonna...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Lourdes_Flores
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Quite a climb up a fairly steep "paved" path from Marciana Alta past the 14 Stations of the Cross, but well worth the effort for the lovely well-preserved chapel, views over the surrounding countryside and the wind-carved rocks in various shapes. The chapel is a...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank Tunku41
Reviewed 9 September 2012

it has been well maintained and kept to a high standard you feel very much at peace in this location

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