Santa Margherita d’Antiochia, the church in Vernazza is built on a rock in front of the sea, and capped by an impressive belfry adorned by a pointed shape dome.
According to tradition, the church was built because a wooden box with the bones of Saint Margaret was found on the beach. The inhabitants who found the box, decided to build the church in the “Isolotto quarter” but a strong sea storm destroyed it and the relic got lost.
After a period of time, the box reappeared where it was originally found and the population took that as a sign and erected a new church there, where it stands to this day.
Shot with a Nikon D3 and a 17-35mm ED AF-S f/2.8 Nikkor zoom