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Chiesa di San Matteo

Colle di San Matteo, 97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 839611
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Mysterious and evocative

This abandoned church is set someway above the town and on a hot day can seem a challenge but its... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Banbury, United Kingdom
Well worth the climb

The path follows the steps up to the church. Most of the way up there is a left fork which, if... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
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  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
29 Jun 2017
“Mysterious and evocative”
14 Oct 2016
“Well worth the climb”
Colle di San Matteo, 97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 839611

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

This abandoned church is set someway above the town and on a hot day can seem a challenge but its worth it. Broken and lonely it broods over the city and we found it so mysterious almost haunting imagining worshippers making the long climb to...More

Thank CllrJohn
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The path follows the steps up to the church. Most of the way up there is a left fork which, if you're feeling fit you can take to the higher Santa Lucia. Up at San Matteo you get marvellous views over the town & beyond....More

Thank jims86
Reviewed 25 August 2016

the path and stirs are difficult to find and to climb but the view is beautiful. Unfortunately the church is closed and abandoned, run down and dirty, broken glasses and no description or history. what a shame ! and the municipality, where are they? a...More

2  Thank abmSydney
Reviewed 28 June 2016

so if someone come to SCICLI he mustt o visit this place, full of history and local culture, isn't no easy to find, but you can ask the way at the local people!

Thank Rocco P
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

From far away you think wow, magnificent. One you are there you get disappointed. A nice building with literally nothing inside. But!!! From up there you get a magnificent view. It is worth the climb.

Thank bahrawia
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We would have liked to visit this church and we tried really hard but all the paths we could find vaguely in its direction were blocked off (afternoon of Ferragosto, maybe the wrong day to try). As in town nearly everything was shut maybe even...More

Thank jcrossBdV
Reviewed 16 April 2015

for us ,an elderly couple, it was quite an effort to climb up to visit San Matteo but certainly worth it. The view from the top is absolutly splendid and the panorama impressive. A wonderful spot.

Thank hanneloreIbiza
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The steep road from Palazzo Beneventano, which soon becomes a path with many steps, makes an attractive if tiring walk, but at the top it is disappointing not to get a sight of the church. Surely at least a small aperture could have been left...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The 4 Churches including Chiesa Lucia high up in Scicli are very interesting and I would love to see them when thye are restored. The landscape from them is truly spectacular

Thank bandstrug
Reviewed 14 June 2013

It's the most representative monument in Scicli, dominating the valley with the town. A wonderful landscape ranging as far as the sea can be admired from the church of San Matteo.

1  Thank ignazio c
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