Santuario di Montenero, Livorno

According to legend, the origin of Santuario di Montenero as a place of worship dates back to 1345, when an image of the Virgin Mary appeared to a shepherd and led him to this hill. Now the church overlooks the city from this perch, offering views of the city and the sea beyond. Take the funicular to get there, or hike up from Riomaggiore. Inside the church, explore the wings where votive offerings have been left to the Madonna. Behind the church, many caves have been dug into the hillside: once perhaps a refuge for robbers, they also served as shelters during World War II. It is possible to tour these as well. Santuario di Montenero is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Livorno Edition.
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  • The sanctuary of Montenero is a strikingly beautiful. Can be reached by a funicular (surcharge) at the top of the Hill to Montenero we can admire a magnificent panorama. Recommend you see the graces. Wrapped a bit busy ...
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  • The sanctuary of Madonna di Montenero also called our Lady of grace is at the top of the Hill of Montenero just outside Livorno. Is an impressive place and gathered the faithful reaching for pray illuminated by Madonna or asking for a pardon. The last time I came here it was many years ago when as per custom, with my high school class went to 100 days from maturity to get to pass the exam. Council to attend mass and visit the Hall of ex-voto, a large collection of paintings and objects that tell the stories of many of the faithful who received a pardon. After the tour you can admire the beautiful view of religious who sees the entire Livorno and the sea. You can also eat at one of the restaurants nearby.
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  • this is an holy place where all people go to search for God help thanks to vergin Mary's intercession.  more »
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  • Amazing place of worship with impressive view of the area. Faith is at home here.
  • The shrine of our Lady of Montenero or simply as rumored Livorno to Leghorn "Montenero" to indicate that the House of the Virgin Mary is a wonderful place and there is an amazing view. Yes ok is a bit spartan, yes ok there isn't much to do ... but you don't go to Malik to make bisboccia you go to our Lady of Montenero ... that welcomes everyone and embraces us with an awesome sight. The sanctuary and gracious exciting ever. You can leave a memory you can ask for a Grace you can light a candle in the grotto of candles.
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  • The sanctuary of Montenero is present in the memory of so many children, especially a few years ago, because a common destination for weekend outings of the families of the area. It is a place, regardless of Faith, which has its own quaint charm. Note the presence of caves, which however this year in September, when I came back after at least 15 years since your last visit, I found closed and in apparent State of disrepair. Impressive and fascinating collection of votive offerings, many of which are small works of art, illustrations and stories of the circumstances of the graces, going back in time more than a century. The place surrounding the Sanctuary does enjoy beautiful scenery and gives me the idea of glories past and today a bit washed out, although it is certainly cured. When you leave, it may be worth also to take a ride on the funicular, although absolutely end in itself because in downstream square there is little to see and do.
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  • Beautiful sanctuary, is certainly worth a visit, beyond religious faith. Interesting also the Gallery of votive offerings, with moments of life lived in the last two centuries: some are very unique. Inside there is also a shop selling religious objects, candles and a lounge where you can turn on. There is also a room dedicated to the confessions.
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  • I love it, the Church is stunning, as is the wonderful Gallery of past vote. Very interesting, I also often for the sacred atmosphere that feels very alive
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