Santa Maria a Cetrella, Anacapri

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Santa Maria a Cetrella is a Franciscan chapel and hermitage in Anacapri, Capri, Italy. Referred to as "Capri's most otherworldly church", it contains a Madonna statue which is venerated by pilgrims, including Rainer Maria Rilke. Built in the Middle Ages, its features include stucco siding, with a low-vaulted ceiling.
It is located on Mount Solaro's Cetrella region. In the Middle Ages, Capriote residents prayed to Santa Maria a Cetrella to intercede on behalf of the island's fishermen.
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  • Due to clouds covering the top of Monte Solaro, we decided to walk up part of the way to the church and the observatory. Both were shut but the views were still spectacular from there, and the...  more »
  • I am so glad that we decided to walk down from the chairlift and stumbled upon this gem. I loved the view from the edge of the cliff. The paths are well marked and easy to follow.  more »
  • We absolutely loved this place. The view from the terrace is amazing and the people were so very welcoming. We had a great time there. Also a good place, if you like to visit the quiet and lesser crowded side of Capri Island.
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