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There are 666 (odd number, I know) arches along the walk up to the cathedral. The first time I took the pilgrimage to the top, I thought I would never make it - but I was glad I did. The church itself... more »
Had a great time there is a train/bus for 10 euro / 3 euro for kids and take you up with and we could take strollers. Also had an audio your. And an hour is fine unless you walk up then give at least ... more »
Desidero fare la mia seconda recensione di questo posto per la devozione e la fede, che ogni Calabrese porta in questo luogo, probabilmente il massimo luogo di culto della Calabria. Nel periodo che va... more »I would like to make my second review of this place for devotion and faith, that every Calabrian port here, probably the greatest shrine of Calabria. In the period from March to October, the area comes alive with a massive presence of pilgrims, mostly from Italy but also from the entire Calabria and Sicily. Once the pilgrims came to the feast of our Lady of Polsi on foot or by mule employing a whole day or more days to complete the journey, today the resort can be reached by car or truck and only the last stretch along walk. The adventure of travel, stay and overnight, the reciprocity of basic instincts, lure with food sharing and social occasions. As in many other shrines, even here it makes a night vigil in the Church take turns you go to visit the Madonna and he establishes with it a more intimate conversation. Until a few decades ago was entirely ' natural ' sleep inside the Church, on the benches and floors but the ecclesiastical authorities, in an attempt to purify the cult from deviant and anachronistic legacies significations organize prayers, songs and responsoriali clubs to invite the faithful to the vigil. In the area adjacent to the monastery stands the smoke of fires that you roasted or cooked goat meat to be consumed during the long moments spent in the Valley of the wrists. Until a few years ago, the Creek bed, largely dry, was dotted with many benches for the country of slaughter goats, custom abolished for lack of sanitary controls and for any violation of the rules of protection and respect for the environment. He disappeared the shot of fucilerie, but there are casks, firecrackers and Fireworks. Someone vows to dance or to play for hours and countless groups of faithful, surrounding the sanctuary clearings plunge in long hours of rhythmic music under the guidance of "dance masters" who manage the entry and exit of persons in the choreography of dances. Convent: the left aisle of the Church leads to the cloister, where you can visit the old cells, some restored, others left on purpose to the State of origin. In some of these cells is given hospitality to-pilgrims who require it.
AnonymousMy first visit to the shrine was engaging and spiritual. In that place I found a peace and serenity that helps you enhance your spirituality. Very addictive and full of facts.
AnonymousWe arrived with the caravan of Madonna di Polsi of violet, a ride along 60 km walk. We walked all night and arrived in the afternoon! Unforgettable experience.
AnonymousBecause it is isolated and a sense of peace
AnonymousYes it may find themselves alone with their faith in front of the wonderful and fascinating journey to get there, like you can't believe that somebody up there exists ...
AnonymousExciting as always, a rough around the edges but charmingly, where the tradition of typical Calabrian religious festivals never changes.
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