Sanctuary of our Lady of The Tower • • Visit Bergamo

Sanctuary of our Lady of The Tower

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Madonna della Torre Sanctuary is considered one of the most ancient, besides one of the most beautiful, dioceses in Bergamo.

The story goes that its origins are due to Emperor Charlemagne, in the year 801. The inside church with nave and two aisles is a real picture-gallery, rich in very beautiful paintings, some of which very valuable.

The high altar, of polychromatic marble, modelled and inlaid by Fantoni, is surmounted in the middle by a little tribune with a fresco representing the Madonna.

There are several votive offerings, most of which covered the walls of the Angel Chapel, along the road towards the sanctuary, proving the centuries long trust set by the local believers in their Madonna.

It's faith that inspired the most ancient Marian prayers, still today among the most beautiful ones, in an extraordinary agreement with the hopes of whom rushes to Madonna della Torre Sanctuary: 'Under your protection we look for a shelter, Holy Mother of God, don't despise our supplications while we are undergoing the hardest trials, but rescue us from any danger, oh glorious and blessed Virgin'.


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Madonna della Torre Sanctuary is considered one of the most ancient, besides one of the most beautiful, dioceses in Bergamo.

The story goes that its origins are due to Emperor Charlemagne, in the year 801. The inside church with nave and two aisles is a real picture-gallery, rich in very beautiful paintings, some of which very valuable.

The high altar, of polychromatic marble, modelled and inlaid by Fantoni, is surmounted in the middle by a little tribune with a fresco representing the Madonna.

There are several votive offerings, most of which covered the walls of the Angel Chapel, along the road towards the sanctuary, proving the centuries long trust set by the local believers in their Madonna.

It's faith that inspired the most ancient Marian prayers, still today among the most beautiful ones, in an extraordinary agreement with the hopes of whom rushes to Madonna della Torre Sanctuary: 'Under your protection we look for a shelter, Holy Mother of God, don't despise our supplications while we are undergoing the hardest trials, but rescue us from any danger, oh glorious and blessed Virgin'.