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Santuario di Montevergine, Avellino

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Established as a place of meditation by sixth-century hermit William di Vercelli, Santuario di Montevergine is the sacred site of Madonna of Montevergine, and is visited by over a million and a half pilgrims each year. Approaching the ancient site, you'll see the modern-day cathedral's Romanesque bell tower rising up above the trees. Inside, three reverberant naves lead up to the marble altar, which houses the painting of the Madonna. Hainal's polychrome marble bas-reliefs in bronze and mosaic complete the ornate altar scene. A Gothic portal takes you to the 13th-century basilica, which features more intricate art with scenes of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the angels. As you make your way back down the mountain, you'll find a bazaar with tasty local fruits, and delicacies like torrone. A visit to Santuario di Montevergine represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Avellino travel itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful sanctuary, worth a visit Let X be the spirituality that X artistic beauty. ample space for parking. clean air, possibility to buy local meats
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  • If you are in the province of Avellino must visit it. Sanctuary beautiful architecturally. Inside the church there is a copy of the Holy Shroud, the reason I leave it out to you.
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  • We climbed to Montevergine by cable car, beautiful and very relaxing experience all that green! Arrived in an atmosphere not really summery, walked into the sanctuary and after traveling around for places to me known and loved ones we went outside where there were the famous stalls of Montevergine in typical torrone, chestnuts, hazelnuts strung, cookies and many other typical products Irpinia! Return to Montevergine is always a great emotion that shakes the heart, I recommend you go and turn to those sacred places and the stalls in our traditions Irpinia!
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  • This is a old USAF Communications Site. Santuario Di Montevergine is down the hill a bit.
  • I returned to Montevergine after 68 years! I went there as a child (9 years old) Catholic, walk from Castelpotoi. We came back from Evangelica Valdese. It was exciting, too bad for danger landslides, everything was closed. The Basilica and sanctuary were fortunately open. A lot of news! I would go back to see everything open and take the funicular, hopefully the age permitted by me again!
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  • Magic place: history, religion and tradition come together on the top of Mount Partenio. Wonderful view.
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  • Church wide and cool in the summer is the ideal place to find peace and serenity. Large parking lot near the shrine. Interesting Museum of sacred objects.
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  • Every time I see the Madonna I shudder together. Grace for grace received. CPI will see you soon.
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