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Cattolica di Stilo

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What should be a World Heritage site

Just an amazing tiny and unique little Byzantine Catholic cathedral of unique design. By all means... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Norman, Oklahoma
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Beautiful Small Church

Fromm the photos appears much larger. Spent the day strolling throughout the streets of Stilo... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
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It is a small religious building located adjacent to the Stilo village, on the slopes of Monte Consolino. The term "Cattolica" probably comes from the Greek "Katholikon" which indicates the place of worship of a monastic complex or the cultural...more
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piazza Cattolica, 89049 Stilo, Italy
+39 371 345 5490
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This little gem is easily accessible. For what can be seen (remainders of original frescos, restored little byzantine chapel), the entry fee of 3 Euros is somewhat high. Very basic explanation signs (three, only for the outside) in Italian and English. The views are however...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Just an amazing tiny and unique little Byzantine Catholic cathedral of unique design. By all means made trek to the top of the town and pay the 3 Euro admission. There is also a nice little gelato bar just outside the entrance.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Fromm the photos appears much larger. Spent the day strolling throughout the streets of Stilo, where the church is visible on the mountainside. You can either drive to the site or walk from town. Once you arrive, there is a 5Euro charge to enter and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled, this would be called a chapel at best. Still a lot of history is contained within a few square metres. Unmistakably Byzantine. Probably best in combination with the castle built above. Clearly efforts have been made to make this a neat visit...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is the main reason you'll have come to Stilo. It's small, smaller than you expect. It's beautiful, as beautiful as you may hope for. Makes the trip to Stilo worthwhile, totally.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

The Cattolica of Stilo is probably the single most important classical Byzantine monument in Southern Italy despite its small size. It is also very picturesque as it is tucked in the steep side of Monte Consolino, a huge rocky mountain above Stilo. The church itself...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Very worth to visit. Unique place. The views from the top are amazing, especially when the weather is nice. Nice historical town around. Easy to find.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank GGPPGG
Reviewed 27 July 2016

not a lot of words about one of the best preserved byzanthine church in the world. Cattolica of Stilo ia an incredible surprise for us. not so spacious inside but wonderful affrescos made us marvelling !!!

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank gimokarobert
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is off the beaten path, but very unique and interesting. Climb to the top, where you too can take a picture just like this one and see views to the Ionian Sea...magnificent!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank TLB269
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The only Byzantine church in Calabria. Very well preerved. If in town of Stilo - a must see - Just outside of the town on the hillside. Suggest you take car.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Romanbiker
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