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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 miracle occurred when blood spouted from the eucharist 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 was included in the zone known as the Addizione Erculea. The church contains paintings by Carlo Bononi, Camillo Filippi, Prospero Fontana, Giuseppe Antonio Ghedini, and Domenico Mona.
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  • This beautiful and impressive church is near Palazzo Schifanoia. It contains a Miracle dating back to 1171, when blood spurted out from the host for Holy Communion, accessible from a small staircase t...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • You are in the oldest part of ferrara, not far from numerous tourist destinations, take a little variation of path and visit this church. Rich in masterpieces, today well guarded by religious ligi, undergoing restoration after the earthquake; will amaze you with the wealth of content and the many secrets, the most famous being the Eucharistic Miracle. Rich in works of art, you will enjoy better and more if aided by a guide book, preferably in the flesh ...
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  • Beautiful.
  • Igreja belíssima com um milagre eucarístico do sangue de Jesus. Muitos frescos e altar com esplendorosa tela do século XVI com a Anunciação. Missa na Forma Extraordinária do Rito Romano. Messa nella Forma Straordinaria del Rito Romano Mass in the Extraordinary Form in latin.
  • Beautiful church, to see the Eucharistic Miracle
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  • Is gorgeous as the city of Ferrara! 💖
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