Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

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Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta information

Location
Positano , Italy
Address
Piazza Flavio Gioia
Opening hours
8am-noon & 3.30-7pm
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This church is the most famous and – let’s face it – pretty much the only major sight in Positano. If you are visiting at a weekend you will probably have the added perk of seeing a wedding; it’s one of the most popular churches in the area for exchanging vows.

Step inside to see a delightful classical interior, with pillars topped with gilded Ionic capitals and winged cherubs peeking from above every arch. Above the main altar is a 13th-century Byzantine Black Madonna and Child. During restoration works of the square and the crypt, a Roman villa was discovered; still under excavation, it is closed to the public.