Basilica of Our Lady of the Sacred Mountain, Viggiano

#8 of 15 in Historic Sites in Province of Potenza
Basilica of Our Lady of the Sacred Mountain is located in Viggiano. To visit Basilica of Our Lady of the Sacred Mountain and get the most from your holiday in Viggiano, create itinerary details personal to you using our Viggiano trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • From the car park it takes about an hour to the shrine on foot. At the beginning of the path, a sign warns you that it is not suitable for elderly people and the fainthearted.
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  • Go up to see this shrine was very nice, I'm not particularly religious but here the spirituality he feels especially if you climb along with the locals very devout and sincere, helpful and breathtaking and our Lady is beautiful! Down the street you will meet some wonderful cows to pasture! Too bad there is a bar (or at least something is there but it was closed) ... only downfall the caretaker that doubles as a souvenir seller gruffly smiling little gloomy and unwilling to exchange info with tourists
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  • The Madonna di Viggiano is dark skinned, completely covered with sheets of molten gold coming from donations of the faithful. In May is carried in pilgrimage to the sacred mountain where he was found. Back to church in Viggiano in September and we make big celebrations. We traveled by car on the road up to ski facility then walk on x the paved path until about 1700 m high. The view is stunning! The walk should be done with caution and lots of willpower. Even non-believers will be overwhelmed after so much effort. We have reached the Summit in an hour doing so many breaks. The place is clean and at the top there is a drinking fountain. All video surveillance, groomed and well run. The descent is obviously a no-brainer! We recommend sunblock and hat as a result.
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