SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF ALTINO

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Located at an altitude of 850 metres on Monte Altino and on a crossroads between the valleys (Cavallina Valley to the east, Gandino Valley and Rossa Valley to the north, Seriana Valley to the west and Lujo Valley to the south) is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Altino.

The origins of the Sanctuary of Altino date back to the apparition of Our Lady on July 23rd 1496, on a hot day, during which an inhabitant of Vall'Alta prayed to Our Lady for water, and after the apparition of the Blessed Virgin a spout of water gushed like a spring from the rock.

At the back of the Sanctuary there is a small fountain where pilgrims can draw water as a gift from Mary.

On July 23rd the "Apparition" is celebrated.

Our Lady of Altino has her own special prayer.

Numerous artworks are preserved in the sanctuary, the most noteworthy are some frescoes attributed to Cristoforo Baschenis.

The Sanctuary is in a panoramic position, immersed in greenery and surrounded by woods creating a cosy environment.

It is open from Easter Monday to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8th)


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Located at an altitude of 850 metres on Monte Altino and on a crossroads between the valleys (Cavallina Valley to the east, Gandino Valley and Rossa Valley to the north, Seriana Valley to the west and Lujo Valley to the south) is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Altino.

The origins of the Sanctuary of Altino date back to the apparition of Our Lady on July 23rd 1496, on a hot day, during which an inhabitant of Vall'Alta prayed to Our Lady for water, and after the apparition of the Blessed Virgin a spout of water gushed like a spring from the rock.

At the back of the Sanctuary there is a small fountain where pilgrims can draw water as a gift from Mary.

On July 23rd the "Apparition" is celebrated.

Our Lady of Altino has her own special prayer.

Numerous artworks are preserved in the sanctuary, the most noteworthy are some frescoes attributed to Cristoforo Baschenis.

The Sanctuary is in a panoramic position, immersed in greenery and surrounded by woods creating a cosy environment.

It is open from Easter Monday to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8th)