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Santuario di Montenero, Livorno

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According to legend, the origin of Santuario di Montenero as a place of worship dates back to 1345, when an image of the Virgin Mary appeared to a shepherd and led him to this hill. Now the church overlooks the city from this perch, offering views of the city and the sea beyond. Take the funicular to get there, or hike up from Riomaggiore. Inside the church, explore the wings where votive offerings have been left to the Madonna. Behind the church, many caves have been dug into the hillside: once perhaps a refuge for robbers, they also served as shelters during World War II. It is possible to tour these as well. Santuario di Montenero is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • On the hills of Montenero, overlooking Livorno and the sea is the sacred Sanctuary of the Madona Of Montenero, she has been worshiped since the 14 century, the view is beautiful and the sanctuary is.....  more
    On the hills of Montenero, overlooking Livorno and the sea is the sacred Sanctuary of the Madona Of Montenero, she has been worshiped since the 14 century, the view is beautiful and the sanctuary is.....  more »
  • this is an holy place where all people go to search for God help thanks to vergin Mary's intercession. 
    this is an holy place where all people go to search for God help thanks to vergin Mary's intercession.  more »
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  • My military family lived in Livorno for several years and we frequently frequented this beautiful Sanctuary of the ‘Madonna di Montenero’ while we were all very young . As Catholics, My brother and I made our 1STHoly Communion there. It is a miraculous Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces. So unbelievable, so unforgettable, so NEEDED in these times of turmoil. It is up on a mountain overlooking the beautiful Naval Port of the ancient City of Livorno. 👍😄🏆🌹🍃
  • This is one of the stops when doing the open top bus tour. The price includes a ticket for the furnicular - time it right to get the next bus back, although when we were there he did wait for any latecomers. Well worth a stop for the views and wander round. Maybe just enough time for a coffee!

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