Santuario di Montevergine, Mercogliano

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. Plan to visit Santuario di Montevergine and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mercogliano attractions using our Mercogliano trip itinerary tool .
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  • The views from the sanctuary with breathtaking ... spectacular. You can reach with a scant half hour drive and it's really worth. The sanctuary is very nice especially the chapel of our Lady
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  • The Montevergine sanctuary one of the most renowned of Irpinia does its balcony towards the Irpinia an excellence of Mercogliano. The newly renovated sanctuary is presented in a new form with a flat ground again and stairways that distinguish the sanctuary. Half to visit
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  • It is the third time I visit the Abbey of Montevergine, but this time I used the cable car, in less than ten minutes you get on, gorgeous. Amazing even the sanctuary from the old to the new church to visit.
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  • This is a old USAF Communications Site. Santuario Di Montevergine is down the hill a bit.
  • Place of peace and serenity ... I can't wait to go back ... The Madonna of MONTEVERGINE is in my heart by 26 years ... There is also a year that return to this wonderful place ...
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  • A place where the history of many people who have gone before us is alive and present, peace and quiet is of help to prayer to our Lady of Montevergine
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  • Suggestive sanctuary and it's nice to get there by bike or on foot, highly recommended.
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  • Place of peace and prayer to visit at least once in a lifetime
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