Santuario di Macereto, Visso

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Sanctuary of Macereto is a Renaissance-style chapel or Marian shrine, built between 1528 and 1538 around a rustic 14th-century chapel housing a venerated statue of the Madonna. It is located in the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini, province of Macerata, region of Marche (Italy).The History of MaceretoThe sanctuary is on a site formerly occupied by the medieval castle of Macereto, built below Mount Grotagna. Its strategic position controlled intersecting routes that crossed the inhospitable Sibilline chain of the Apennine Mountains. One road runs east through Cupi, down the valley to Fiastra and from there to the eastern coast. The other road follows the spine of the mountain range to Ussita and from there, to Ascoli Piceno. At the sanctuary, the roads converge and then plunge west to Visso.Routes of the PilgrimsFor pilgrims travelling from the west to the destination of Shrine of Loreto from the 13th century onwards, the Flaminian and Salarian roads would have been the safest and most travelled routes. Saint Basso in Cupramarittima was the stopping place along the way for pilgrims coming from the south and the Blessed Virgin in Ponte Metauro in Fano was the stopping place for those coming from the north."
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  • May 3, 2017
    From marches ashamed almost. But until recently I had never visited this magical place near Visso (Macerata) where unfortunately the earthquake struck. This shrine is something unique! The harmony between architecture and nature are a "cure for the soul". Unfortunately the earthquake damaged the structure. But even just admire it from the outside is worth the trip! And then, we help to ensure that these territories can be reborn!
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  • April 25, 2017
    Completely isolated, is beautiful and full of history. It is normally closed and should be read in advance the story. The space in front is a great place for a PicNic
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  • April 6, 2017
    Perfect place to stay, I wasn't expecting it, very nice also the stretch of road just before you see the sanctuary. Unfortunately now the road from here towards Ussita is closed, as those that depart from Visso. If the authorities continue to do nothing (as evidenced by the locals I spoke with) the situation will stay like that for a long time
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  • One of the most interesting tourist attractions of the marches. A wonderful combination of art, history and nature. Know these places means knowing the history of the faith and of herding, add a dowel on the big picture of their origins.
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  • Here, you wonder what they thought or felt spontaneously, builders, as they began this work ... A place very hard in winter, isolated and with the background, the Monte Bove and his massive ... Can leave you speechless, the sanctuary of Macereto!
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  • Place of prayer and spiritual gathering place.
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  • Impressive to see absolutely.
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