Chiesa di Santa Maria in Vado, Ferrara

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Santa Maria in Vado is a church located on Via Borgovado number 3 in Ferrara, Region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.HistoryThe church derives its name from a guado or fording that was located nearby. A church at the site was documented since the tenth century, but on Easter of 1171, a eucharistic miracle occurred when blood spouted from the host during consecration. This made the church an object of pilgrimage. This miracle that appears to confirm transubstantiation resembles the subsequent events depicted in The Mass at Bolsena by Raphael.Reconstruction was started in 1495 under the patronage of Ercole de' Roberti under the designs of Biagio Rossetti. The church contains paintings by Carlo Bononi, Camillo Filippi, Prospero Fontana, Giuseppe Antonio Ghedini, and Domenico Mona.
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  • Don't miss the guided tour (also cartaceqa but updated) of this church rich in treasures and history. Don't miss the Boboni painting being restored with laboratory inside the Church. To observe the crypt with the legend (?) of the miracle of the host. To visit calmly appreciating the furnishings and frescos/ceiling paintings.
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  • Big and beautiful church to visit nearby monastero del corpus domini. Attention to the timetable however!
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  • stood near a Ford, in fact I go, which allowed the crossing of numerous canals. tied to the Eucharistic Miracle of Easter 1171 with blood gushing from the host during the consecration. become a place of pilgrimage. richly decorated interior with 3 naves, transept and apse.
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  • Very impressive for a small church. Huge organ and beautiful layout. No charge to get in from what I remember. We enjoyed looking around and history is posted in english as well as Italian.
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  • Very nice Basilica but in need of many renovations, maintenance and care. The Superintendent does her best but I think are short of funds, also to accommodate outdoor spaces, rough stairs, square and green spaces. It is one of the few beautiful churches of Ferrara still open to the public after an earthquake in 2011, and this greatly devalues the tourism availability.
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  • One of the most beautiful churches of Ferrara. Worth visiting for the miracle of the precious blood, for the pipe organ and the paintings of great value. A charming place
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  • Church with beautiful works of Carlo Bononi. Religious treasure because of the Eucharistic Miracle occurred here on March 28 1171.
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