The church tower is visible from afar: Pilgrims have been seeking out the pilgrimage church of the Virgin Mary on the island of Barbana for centuries. Still inhabited by Benedictine monks, this place offers you rare moments of tranquillity. The best way to get there is to take your charter boat to Barbana and anchor there at the private harbour. The island itself is about three hectares in size and captivates with a unique flair. Although the maritime pilgrimage church dates back to the sixth century, the island itself is relatively young. The church was located on the mainland until the 12th century. Stunning architecture and detailed frescoes greet you inside the beautiful church. Maybe you’d like to join the sailors and fishermen and light a candle for your loved ones and a calm sea. Afterwards, stop for a bite to eat at the Mensa del Pellegrino restaurant. It boasts the largest pasta portions in the world.
Island of Barbana