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The Medieval Crypt is located just below the altar of the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta. It was built in the 12th century. a. C. with parts of a Roman Villa that was in Positano in the 1st Century A. C..
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If you're visiting positano you'll most likley reach this place whether you've planned it or not. I found it worth taking a pick inside, mostly to see the rare Black Maddona painting. Especially once you learn the legend about how it got to the village...More
The Church of St Maria Assunta in Positano was linked with the Benedictine monastery of St Maria. According to the legend the monastery was erected in honour of a Byzantine icon representing the Virgin Mary.
The current look of the church dates back to 1783.
We went to the front door where we saw some entering in shorts and tank tops then we saw a couple leave and discard the blue shawls the church provides at the front door- except while we were just standing there deciding whether or not...More
Nice church with great views across the town of Positano. Beautiful inside with fabulous ceiling. Make sure you take a look into the crypt downstairs. I really liked the small picture of St Christopher looking down on a sailing boat. All very peaceful compared to...More
Despite its small size, Positano has several churches. This is the main church. It is not an architectural gem but it is well-maintained with marble mosaic surfaces throughout. It is a great place to go to Sunday mass to rub elbows with locals.