“Santa Maria di Portonovo” Church
Medieval church overlooking the sea and surrounded by greenery
Surrounded by the Conero Regional Park and overlooking the Portonovo bay,“Santa Maria di Portonovo” church, also known as the “Chiesetta di Portonovo”, is a place of peace and meditation.
The church, built on a cliff at the beginning of the eleventh century by the Benedectine monks, was once an ancient abbey. The abbey was closed in 1320 due to a landslide. It wasn't restored until the nineteenth century and was finally reopened for worship in 1934.
The outer walls of the church were made with the white stone from the Conero quarries and the original interior floor was made with ocher stones and terracotta elements.
“Santa Maria di Portonovo” is a Romanesque architecture jewel unique not only in the Marche Region and in the Conero Riviera, but also in Italy. Only in Corsica and Normandy can you admire other architectural examples of this kind.
INFORMATION VALID UP TO 13.04.2018
FROM MONDAY 18 SEPTEMBER TO APRIL 14 APRILS, THE WINTER TIME WILL PROVIDE THE FREE PUBLIC OPENING OF THE CHURCH FOR 5 WEEK WEEKS IN THE DAYS OF:
VENERDÌ MATTINA 10.00-12.30
SUNDAY MORNING 10.00-12.30.
GUIDES TO BE CARRIED OUT ON THE REQUEST OF VOLUNTEERS OF THE ASSOCIATION DURING THE ORDINARY OPENING TIME.
THE PROGRAM IS PUBLISHED ON THE "PORTONOVO CHURCH" PAGE OF THE SITE www.italianostra-ancona.org AND ON THE CHURCH ANTISTANT CHURCH
CHANGES TO OPENING PROGRAM
EVENT MODIFICATIONS TO THE PROGRAM AND INSERT OF NEW INITIATIVES WILL MAKE PUBLISHED COMMUNICATIONS ON THE CHANNEL AND THE HOME PAGE OF THE SITE www.italianostra-ancona.org (NOTE: NOT ON THE "PORTONOVO CHURCH" PAGE OF THE SAME SITE )
PLEASE THEREFORE TO CHECK THROUGH THESE INSTRUMENTS THE OPEN OR LESS OF THE CHURCH BEFORE PROGRAMING EVENT VISITS. TO CONTACT THE ASSOCIATION USE EXCLUSIVELY EMAIL email@example.com. CALL ONLY FOR EMERGENCY CELL.327 / 8238123.
GUIDED ACCESS AND VISIT IN DAYS AND EXTRA TIMES (FOR GROUPS OF AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE) MUST BE CARRIED OUT, AFTER AVAILABILITY OF VOLUNTEERS, INFORMING MANDATORYLY AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE THE ASSOCIATION WRITTEN TO Ancona@italianostra.org
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