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Santuario di Montevergine, Avellino
(4.3/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The long path that starts from Ospitaletto d'alpinolo, all uphill, is the perfect prologue to come down the path of faith towards the sanctuary of Montevergine. A wonderful place with breathtaking scenery. The walk is the most satisfying to reach the shrine altrrimenti accessible by road, but it's not the same thing
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  • is something lovely everything beautiful ... view with snow without snow is always wonderful ... Sunday lots of chaos there is always ... organized around ... though many things done right to profit from the people and I think close to the faith of things need to be revised a bit!!
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  • truly an awesome place, very nice sanctuary, a breathtaking view, and the bar that prepares a very unique breakfast, freshly baked croissants, and a espressino leaving a unique taste in the mouth, only minus the inadmissible, and pay x go to the bathroom, very beautiful also the markets
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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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