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Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona, Verona


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Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona, Verona

Published by Crazy Travel — 9 days ago

Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona, Verona

Italy is catholic country, where lot of historical churches have been located. Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona is also one of the well-known and ancient church in Veneto region. It is in the heart of the Baldo rocks where is at 774 meters above sea level, overlooking the valley of river Adige. This church is open during whole year from November to March (at 8 a.m until 18 p.m.) and April to October (from 7 to 19.30). you can check more detail thorough the official website. http://www.madonnadellacorona.it/en/home-3/

There are two churches as old church, which has been constructed in early centuries and the new church which has been constructed in a later period, four meters above the older church. The nature and the appearance create a peaceful mind for praying and meditations. Though you should drive long way there you will not disappoint at the end. The landscape and the sight sceneries from the church is heart shaking.This place is famous among both Italians and non-Italian pilgrims. Specially during the Easter period pilgrims engage in praying and other religious activities in the church.

Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona, Verona

History of the church,

Ancient documents evidenced that there was a monastery with a chapel dedicated to St Mary of Montebaldo, which the hermits linked to the Abbey of St Zeno in Verona. There is a statue, which is 70 centimetres high, 56 wides and 25 in depth and made from local stones, made and given by Lodovico Castelbarco, of a noble family of Rovereto to the Corona in 1432.

Ancient times, the only accessible way had been located as dangerous narrow path in the rock. But later, a wooden access bridge in the valley (1458) was built and the new church measuring 18 metres by 7 over the old chapel (1490-1521) was constructed by radically converting Our Lady of the Corona into a real spacious and accessible Shrine.

Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona, Verona


during the sixteenth century, created of two sets of access steps that can still be seen today also as wider one, which is composed of 556 steps which from the spring of Spiazzi, later called “Spring of Independence” went down to the Bridge “del Tiglio”, and a narrower one, which contains 234 steps, cut from the rock along the original very narrow path that went from the bridge to the church.

The new Church,

The construction activities of the new church ran through few decades and finally it was completed in 1685. Meantime, lot more facilities have been enhanced for pilgrims including convenient access routes and hospice.With the time, at end of the 19th century, the church was rearranged in new Gothic style facade, with marble decorations and enlarged space.

Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona, Verona

If you are planning to go to Verona as an Erasmus or traveller you should visit this place. I recommend you visit in early July due to beauty of the sight sceneries.

Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona, Verona

 

 

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