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Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola by paolo1955

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Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities, Superintendence for the Architectural, the Landscape, the Historical Heritage. Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological of Italy

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Taken from the Album"Journey in Calabria"

Nikon D100 Nikon 70/300

Tropea

The sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola, situated right on a cliff above the sea, can be reached by a windling path from the beach. Visit the church and do not miss the garden that offers breath-taking views of the sea from above – also because of its hidden terraces and panoramic benches, perfect for romantics.

Legend has it that this picturesque little town was originally founded by Hercules, therefore the port is called a Hercules Port. The name Tropea dates back to the V Century after Christ and suffered for several hundred years under the constant attacks of the Saracens.
From the Norman era and on, the independent town of Tropea became the popular nest of noble families who constructed their luscious palaces on the spectacular cliff above the sea. The narrow streets of Tropea, the ancient noble palaces and the whiteness of the beaches below in contrast with the deep blu sea are an extraordinary experience for the senses.

The town has almost completely preserved its 16th century planning.
Admire the “Porta Nuova”, the opening above the sea of piazza Galluppi with the savage cliff precipitating into the white beach stretching below.At a short distance there is another cliff, on which is erected the sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola.

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Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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Comments

  • Paola Svensson
    Paola Svenssonabout 5 years ago

    Very, very beautiful shot!

  • Hi Paola,Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 5 years ago

    Amazing shot and place

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • j Kirk Photography                      Kirk Friederich
    j Kirk Photogr...about 5 years ago

    Wow nice!

  • Thank you , this is really a good feeling for me

    – paolo1955

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • TEEJAY1309
    TEEJAY1309about 5 years ago

    Paolo this is one of your finest. A stunning shot!

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 5 years ago

    Great Photo and good write up on it!

  • Hi Stephen,Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Cathy Cale
    Cathy Caleabout 5 years ago

    Perfect!! Awesome place. ({:o)

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • AideRaal
    AideRaalabout 5 years ago

    Wow, great shot and what amazing place you found:)

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant capture, Paolo!

  • Hi Bela,Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture !!! :D

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

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