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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  • It is located on top of a beautiful mountain, the temperature is very cold but you can breathe a spiritual and fresh air.
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  • Sanctuary always beautiful and exciting experience to live picture of Our Lady and all those testimonies fill your heart.
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  • I visit this place every time I come to Italy beautiful church up in the mountains just to take in the views,there's a restaurant and bar for a quick refreshment but if you didn't want to eat on top of the mountain on the way down there are plenty of other restaurants and bars to choose from!
  • This place is so beautiful and quiet. You can become closer to God in this place.
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