Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola

Photographic Prints

Small (12.0" x 8.0")


La Spezia, Italy

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Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 18.0" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
X large 30.0" x 19.9"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

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Artist's Description

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

Featured in RB Explore Photography Page

Views 3010 at January – 21 – 2013

Featured in Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses Group February – 08 – 2011

Featured in Going Coastal Group February – 24 – 2010

Featured in Image Writing Group February – 24 – 2010

Group Icon for Italian Architecture Group February – 23 – 2010

Featured in Religious Art and Photography Group February – 22 – 2010

Featured in Historic Places Group October – 10 – 2009

Featured in Live, Love, Dream Group September – 09 – 2009

Placed 2nd in A Place To Call Home Group – One if by Land and Two if by Sea Challenge June – 30 – 2009

Featured in Heritage in Stone Group June – 09 – 2009

Taken from the Album"Journey in Calabria"

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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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