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Sentiero Verzasca
Sentiero Verzasca
Stage 2, Lavertezzo–Locarno
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Percorso Valle Maggia
Percorso Valle Maggia
Stage 2, Locarno–Cavergno
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Percorso Valle Maggia
Percorso Valle Maggia
Stage 1, Bellinzona–Locarno
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Orselina
Sanctuary Madonna del Sasso - Orselina

Sanctuary Madonna del Sasso - Orselina

The beautiful Sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso in Orselina, reopen in spring 2012 after intensive restoration works, it is one of the most important historical and religious places in the Canton of Ticino as well as a place of pilgrimage.
In the place where the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared in a vision to the monk Bartolomeo d'Ivrea (1480) a small church was built in 1487. Later this church was extended and a monastery was added. Inside, the church is divided into a central nave with two side aisles; the vaulted ceiling is covered with particularly interesting frescoes and stucco decorations. The focal point of the church is the main altar (1792) bearing a 15th century carved wooden statue of the Madonna del Sasso.

The Sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso is situated on the summit of a rock face above Locarno and offers a breathtaking panoramic view on the town of Locarno, lake Maggiore and the entire region. The small museum at the side of the Sanctuary exhibits a collection of ex-votos and is open regularly.

There is also the beautiful Via Crucis (Way of the Cross), with its stations and chapels, typical of the Lombardy Sacred Mountains. The Sanctuary is also comfortably accessible by the funicular train with the departure station close to the SBB railway station.
The beautiful Sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso in Orselina, reopen in spring 2012 after intensive restoration works, it is one of the most important historical and religious places in the Canton of Ticino as well as a place of pilgrimage.
In the place where the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared in a vision to the monk Bartolomeo d'Ivrea (1480) a small church was built in 1487. Later this church was extended and a monastery was added. Inside, the church is divided into a central nave with two side aisles; the vaulted ceiling is covered with particularly interesting frescoes and stucco decorations. The focal point of the church is the main altar (1792) bearing a 15th century carved wooden statue of the Madonna del Sasso.

The Sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso is situated on the summit of a rock face above Locarno and offers a breathtaking panoramic view on the town of Locarno, lake Maggiore and the entire region. The small museum at the side of the Sanctuary exhibits a collection of ex-votos and is open regularly.

There is also the beautiful Via Crucis (Way of the Cross), with its stations and chapels, typical of the Lombardy Sacred Mountains. The Sanctuary is also comfortably accessible by the funicular train with the departure station close to the SBB railway station.

Sanctuary Madonna del Sasso - Orselina

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Ascona-Locarno Turismo
Piazza Stazione / Bahnhof SBB
6600 Locarno-Muralto
Tel. +41 (0)848 091 091
info@ascona-locarno.com
www.ascona-locarno.com

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Hiking in the surroundings

Sentiero Verzasca
Sentiero Verzasca
Stage 2, Lavertezzo–Locarno
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Cycling in the surroundings

Percorso Valle Maggia
Percorso Valle Maggia
Stage 2, Locarno–Cavergno
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Percorso Valle Maggia
Percorso Valle Maggia
Stage 1, Bellinzona–Locarno
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Biking in the surroundings

Cardada Bike