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Santuario Della Santa Casa

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Marche Bike & Wine Tour
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Marche Bike & Wine Tour

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The theme of the "Marche Bike &amp; Wine Tour" 2019 will be the best known DOC and DOCG wines of the territory. Routes chosen and selected by the Marche and former pro Andrea Tonti, who will accompany us for a 3 days to discover the typicality and the Doc and Docg wines of the Marche in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. And there will certainly be some climbs on the gentle hills. A total of approximately 274 km will be covered in 3 hamlets. Bike friendly accommodation facility.<br>For those who do not pedal we will take guided tours and daily excursions to the points of interest in the area. Not to be missed!
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Mairwen1 wrote a review Jul 2020
United Kingdom3,928 contributions6,229 helpful votes
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The basilica is the star attraction at Loreto and is the main reason to plan a visit. We spent half a day here with friends, most of which we spent at the basilica but we also wandered the cobbled main street and and stopped for lunch. The basilica has enormous religious and historical significance because it contains the Holy House, the house that Mary, mother of Jesus, was born and lived in. Mozart, Descartes and Galileo all made the pilgrimage to Loreto to step inside Mary’s house. I really didn't know what to expect but it was much more than I’d imagined. The walls of the very humble stone house sit inside a very grand and highly decorated structure designed by Bramante. All of this sits under the domed roof of the basilica. It is like a box in a box in a box or a set of Russian dolls. To find the house, head towards the back of the basilica and look for the large, elaborate ivory coloured structure in the centre that looks like a marble mausoleum. There is a short black ramp leading to a doorway. You enter from the left and file through it in one direction only. It was not terribly crowded so we didn't have to wait long. Once inside, you want to linger. It is hard to not be moved by being the atmosphere and to feel a sense of peacefulness. You can re-enter more than once. As others were waiting, we felt we should move through the house but we just went and looked at other parts of the church and went back through the house again later. There are competing stories about how the stone walls of Mary’s house came from Nazareth to be. One story says that they were brought by Crusaders who’d been thrown out of Palestine when the Turks were about to capture Jerusalem in 1291. Another that flights of angels transported it. Yet another says that the powerful Angeli family shipped it to Italy. Documentary and archaeological evidence seems to back the Angeli family (but you can see where the confusion with angels might have occurred). I was intrigued by a document that was found in more recent years. It was Ithamar Angeli’s dowry list for her wedding to the son of the King of Naples in 1294. It included 52 items, among them was Mary’s house - not something that you’d normally see on a Harrod’s wedding register today. Of course, it’s definitely better than a toaster. COST: Admission is free PHOTOS: No photographs allowed inside (although lots of people were ignoring this). There was also a lot of scaffolding on the façade when we were there which meant photos outside were not great, although it may be gone by now. OPENING HOURS: Check your timing because the although the Holy House can be closed during the middle of the day. This changes at different times of the year. Given that this is the main thing to see in Loreto, you would not want to miss it. GETTING THERE: we had a car which made the trip very easy. Parking was more difficult because it’s pretty limited. The centre is a ZTL area so there are big fines if you drive inside this zone. As long as you don't mind walking, you can find street parking pretty easily outside the town. We parked on via Dante Alighieri and walked about 15 minute walk to the basilica. As you approach the town, you see the basilica on the hilltop and you get to walk through the main arched gateway.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Simone C wrote a review Jan 2020
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SUPERB, I just want to came back and visit it again, literally astonishing. i don't know what say more, TAdv force me to write 100 words.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Michael R wrote a review Dec 2019
Austin, Texas480 contributions98 helpful votes
The famous biblical house of Mary is enshrined within a marble building inside the church. There is also a saints alter and crown and t he Black Madonna.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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mosesloh wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore174 contributions34 helpful votes
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The Holy House of the Blessed Virgin can be found in this church, together with the statue of Our Lady of Loreto. It is important to note that the translation of the house is not a matter of faith for Catholics. I was sceptical visiting this church initially. However, as I entered the church, I felt an immense sense of peace and awe. The painting of the dome's ceiling was also very beautiful. In addition, the town around this church was very quaint and serene. Definitely worth coming back again.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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ruth76david wrote a review Aug 2019
Mitlodi40 contributions14 helpful votes
A pretty hilltop walled town. A beautiful basilica with fantastic art. A sacred and moving atmosphere. No crowds!! Well worth visiting.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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