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Italy Cappella Madonna di Vitaleta at sunrise

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Amongst the colourful southern Tuscany countryside beside the village of Vitaleta, lies a charming little Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta. One of the most photographed churches in Tuscany, this mystical building used to be the home of a Renaissance statue of the Madonna sculpted by the artist, Andrea della Robbia in 1590. Built in the middle of a hill, this spectacular attraction was restored in 1184 by the architect Giuseppe Partini and was recently classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Dotted across this magnificent countryside are many peaceful holiday villas and luxury accommodation to stay in and soak in the undisturbed natural beauty of the area.

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Travel Information

Follow carefully the following instructions:
Get on the SP146 and drive until this point:
Enter the unasphalted path and drive carefully and slowly (there are deer and other animals running) around)
Park you car at the spot where you see a path going to the right with a huge gate 43.070389,11.6415638
Get your gear and walk to the gate and you will see that you can circumvent the gate on both sides.
Walk up the path (about 10 min. calm walk) until you get to the back of the Vitaleta.
On the left you will see at the far end of the valley "Buonvista"
Find yourself a spot (tread on the many paths that the photographers have created) and have a blast!

Seguire attentamente le seguenti istruzioni:
salire sulla SP146 e guidare fino a questo punto:
Inserire il percorso non asfaltato e guidare con cautela e lentamente (ci sono cervi e altri animali che corrono) intorno)
Parcheggiare l'auto nel punto in cui si vede un percorso andando a destra con un enorme cancello 43.070389,11.6415638
Prendi la tua attrezzatura e cammina verso il cancello e vedrai che puoi aggirare il cancello su entrambi i lati.
Salite lungo il sentiero (circa 10 minuti a piedi calmi) fino ad arrivare sul retro della Vitaleta.
Sulla sinistra vedrai l'estremità della valle "Buonvista"
Trova un posto ( percorri i numerosi percorsi che i fotografi hanno creato) e divertiti!
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Sunrise during spring
Sunrise & Sunset 07:39 - 17:07 | current local time: 05:13
Photo Themes chapelsunrise
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Spot Comments (6)

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Yvo Zim
Yvo Zim 10.06.2019
Thank you for the great description, beautiful place
Alona Azaria
Alona Azaria 10.06.2019
With great pleasure!
DM1 13.08.2018
Perfect directions, lovely place. That k you!
Alona Azaria
Alona Azaria 08.06.2019
with great pleasure
Robert Dettman
Robert Dettman 30.06.2018
Thanks you for your comprehensive descriptions.
Alona Azaria
Alona Azaria 30.06.2018
Thank you! and with great pleasure, Robert!

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