SANCTUARY OF MADONNA DELLO ZUCCARELLO

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Located on a hill in Nembro, from the outside you can enjoy a very nice view over the entire valley. You can reach it by way of a not too demanding walk and along the mule track that goes up to the church there are statues depicting the Mysteries of the Rosary.

The Sanctuary of Madonna dello Zuccarello was founded in 1374 by the will of the nobleman Bernardo Vitalba and remained the property of the Vitalba family until the mid-nineteenth century.

Originally a simple chapel was built against the walls of the noble residence. The first expansion was made around the sixteenth century and the last dates back to the early decades of the twentieth century.

The external façade has a large portico with three pointed arches and the church inside is a single nave, divided into three bays.

There are numerous works of art preserved in the Sanctuary: numerous frescoes, such as the Nativity by Enea Salmeggia, the figures of San Donato and San Francesco by Francesco Cavagna and on the main altar the fresco called Our Lady of Sorrows, the Pietà whose creator's name is unknown, but we know only that they were of Bergamo origin.

In 2004 the restoration of the complex around the Sanctuary of Madonna dello Zuccarello was completed, where the patron saint’s day is celebrated on August 8t


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Located on a hill in Nembro, from the outside you can enjoy a very nice view over the entire valley. You can reach it by way of a not too demanding walk and along the mule track that goes up to the church there are statues depicting the Mysteries of the Rosary.

The Sanctuary of Madonna dello Zuccarello was founded in 1374 by the will of the nobleman Bernardo Vitalba and remained the property of the Vitalba family until the mid-nineteenth century.

Originally a simple chapel was built against the walls of the noble residence. The first expansion was made around the sixteenth century and the last dates back to the early decades of the twentieth century.

The external façade has a large portico with three pointed arches and the church inside is a single nave, divided into three bays.

There are numerous works of art preserved in the Sanctuary: numerous frescoes, such as the Nativity by Enea Salmeggia, the figures of San Donato and San Francesco by Francesco Cavagna and on the main altar the fresco called Our Lady of Sorrows, the Pietà whose creator's name is unknown, but we know only that they were of Bergamo origin.

In 2004 the restoration of the complex around the Sanctuary of Madonna dello Zuccarello was completed, where the patron saint’s day is celebrated on August 8t