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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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  • I went up to the Montevergine sanctuary walk on a tour organised by Pro loco di Mercogliano, we had a great time ... We walked the sacred road. You will come across sacred places surrounded by nature ... The walk is long but well worth it. Then the trophy to see this shrine in all its beauty is something that gratifies and fills the heart.
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  • Returning to the sanctuary of Montevergine, I could only reap the benefits by reopening the funicular last year that had a boom of users and a successful season since the tourists in just 7 minutes can reach the Sanctuary (the funicular will start in April with his travels). There's more turmoil and there are many initiatives to bring the Sanctuary to its former glory as the renovation of the inner courtyard (with cobblestones whites), fundraising for the new Bell, but most importantly, you will perceive an atmosphere of rebirth ... The many faithful who thronged the Church, the Chapel and the Museum of Nativity scenes animated sacred places, making fade me, that memory of desolation and abandonment that I had in years past.
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  • Road with many curves but still easy d apercorrere and well maintained, plenty of room for parking but I do not recommend to go there on Sunday, penerete a bit to Park, the Sanctuary has two faces in my opinion the old much mystique the new part personally I did not like too futuristic painting of Madonna trasmentte a remarkable sense of peace and has a magnetic eyes.
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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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