“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.

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CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DI PORTONOVO
INFORMATION VALID UNTIL 15.09.2020
SUMMER HOURS
STARTING FROM WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE TO TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER, THE SUMMER TIMETABLE FOR THE OPENING OF THE CHURCH TO THE PUBLIC WILL BE IN FORCE FOR 15 WEEKLY HOURS ON THE DAYS, BY REGULATION, of:
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY from 16.30 to 19.30.
In cases of extra openings due to midweek holidays, the day can be recovered within the same week, so before planning visits, please check the openings on the site.
THE PROGRAM IS PUBLISHED ON THE "CHURCH OF PORTONOVO" PAGE OF THE WEBSITE www.italianostra-ancona.org AND ON THE BOARD IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH.
GUIDED TOURS WILL BE CARRIED OUT, ON REQUEST, BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE ASSOCIATION DURING THE ORDINARY OPENING HOURS.

CHANGES TO THE OPENING PROGRAM
ANY CHANGES TO THE PROGRAM AND ADDITIONAL NEW INITIATIVES WILL BE PUNCTUALLY COMMUNICATED ON THE "CHURCH OF PORTONOVO" PAGE OF THE WEBSITE www.italianostra-ancona.org AND ON THE NOTICE BOARD IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH ON THE BOARD IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH, AS WELL AS THE ORGANS.
THEREFORE PLEASE CHECK THE OPENING OR LESS OF THE CHURCH THROUGH THESE INSTRUMENTS BEFORE PLANNING ANY VISITS.
TO CONTACT THE ASSOCIATION USE EMAIL EXCLUSIVELY ancona@italianostra.org. CALL CELL. 327/8238123 ONLY FOR EMERGENCIES.

VISITS GROUPS AND EXTRA HOURS
UNTIL NEW ARRANGEMENTS THE ENTRY IN THE CHURCH IS ONLY FOR GROUPS ONLY BY BOOKING AT ancona@italianostra.org WITH SEVEN DAYS OF NOTICE. OTHER VISITS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DURING THE GROUP'S VISIT. ACCESS AND GUIDED TOURS IN EXTRA DAYS AND HOURS (FOR GROUPS OF AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE) MAY BE MADE, AFTER AVAILABILITY OF THE VOLUNTEERS, CONTACTING COMPULSORY AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE THE ASSOCIATION WRITING TO ancona@italianostra.org
TOURIST GUIDES WILL BE ABLE TO ACCOMPANY GROUPS AND PERFORM OWN SERVICES BOTH IN OPENING TIMES AND IN THE EVENT OF EXTRA ACCESS, AS WELL AS GROUPS WITH OWN GUIDES.

DOCUMENTATION
TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE HISTORICAL ARTISTIC INFORMATION ON THE PLACE, THE MODERN QRCODE TECHNOLOGY WILL BE AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE WITH TABLET, IPAD, IPHONE, SMARTPHONE IN ITALIAN, ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, SPANISH LANGUAGES. THE VISITOR WILL ALSO HAVE PAPER DOCUMENTATION AVAILABLE IN THE SAME LANGUAGES

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