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Santuario di Montevergine, Mercogliano

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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. A visit to Santuario di Montevergine represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Mercogliano travel itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • The sanctuary is an important piece of holy history. The black virgin is the symbol of the church that also hosts a famous and interesting "presepio" museum. I suggest to visit the ex-voto exhibition ...  more »
  • went there as a child,with my parents. nice memories of a large ,peaceful place.very meaningful place for my father who was from this area of Italy.  more »
  • Beautiful sanctuary with a wonderful "Nativity Scene" collection from around the world and a nice museum. A registered pilgrimage site with the Vatican and historically important. Near the village of ...  more »
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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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