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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
  • After being there about every year, always with the same love and passion!
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  • must see for those who find themselves in avellino, is a place of peace and tranquillity can be visited all year round and that always offers different sensations. the day can be made a good lunch in local restaurants or a picnic in the ponds that are located further upstream
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  • We stayed with friends Sicilians to Rome for the Jubilee of mercy and on the way back we stopped at Avellino and decided to visit this shrine. The geographical position extremely arduous, construction so perched, the Madonna with her black coat, the votive offerings that fill the walls, permanent exhibition of Nativity scenes, the bancarellle filled with local products, make this place unique and unforgettable.
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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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