Chiesa di San Niccolo, Sestri Levante

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  • You have to make a little climb on the steep way up to the church, but worth doing! the view is mouthwatering, the peninsula is just under your feet, from the balcony the panorama is ecstatic. the.....  more »
  • We stumbled upon this old (as in 12th Century) church as we climbed the hill for lunch at Dei Castelli. The surrounding fortress walls overlooking the Mediterranean were an interesting historic...  more »
  • Named after the patron saint of the city, built in 1145, first as the Chapel of the Pieve of St. Stephen of the Bridge, the oldest church of Sestri Levante, it became a parish in 1151. It draws its name from the bishop of Mira, located on the "island", headland of Sestri Levante. The church, in stone, recalls the Romanesque style of Lombardy with traces of Gothic influence (for example in the acute sixth arch of the protiro). Arranged according to the typical middle east-west orientation. Surrounded by vegetation, the beautiful facade is barely visible. Unfortunately it is rarely opened to the public, or at wedding celebrations (highly requested). Too bad.
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  • Stone church, a garden with a few bench and trees overlooking the bay sown by vegetation. Behind the church small paths with steps leading up to a hill. Attention, from those paths you can NOT reach the marconi television antenna.
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