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Tempio del Valadier, Genga

#8 of 83 in Sightseeing in Province of Ancona
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  • If yo9u are in the Genga area, this is one of the two sites I would say are "don't miss" sites. It is truly amazing how this small temple and sanctuary were built inside of a cave. Be warned that the ...  more »
  • For me, an out of condition pensioner, it was a challenging walk up. I counted the stations of the cross which helped me chart my progress! It was certainly worth it. The position of the church is inc...  more »
  • The path to the chapel goes up and up. You can judge your advance by the stations of the cross, there are 12. The first chapel was built around year thousand one wonders how they got the stones up the...  more »
  • You really have to go there. Fantastic! Bravo Leone XII
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  • Fantastic! The isolated mountain temple is known as the "Refuge of Sinners," and acted as a pilgrimage site for those seeking forgiveness. The interior originally held a marble Madonna and Child sculpted by Canova, however the original has been moved to a local museum and a replacement was installed in the temple.
  • It is the place where you can leave the car to visit the Temple of Valadier and the Hermitage of Santa Maria Infra Saxa. These are two small shrines that lie next to each other at the entrance to a cave on the ridge of the Gola della Rossa, near Frasassi. The first is an elegant neoclassical Temple octagonal commissioned in 1828 to Valadier by Pope Leo XII. The Hermitage of santa maria Infra Saxa dates back to 1000;  consists of one room housed in the rock. What makes these particular places of worship is their "location": from the car park are reachable via a steep paved road 700 metres long climbing on the walls of the Gorge. The stations of the cross company visitors during the climb. The small size of cars passing on the street below explain what difference it was done and how special the place you are in. We explored these places as the Sun was setting, alone, in an almost mystical atmosphere. The climb and descent, plus some photos on top, take approximately 1:30 minutes. In this place you can climb on foot.
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