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Santuario Della Santa Casa

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Address: Piazza della Madonna, Loreto, Italy
Phone Number: 071 970104
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Historical Treasure

The history behind this sanctuary is fascinating and the visit is a must for all those interested in religious facts. Loreto is more a summer visit but in winter the basilica... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Michael M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The history behind this sanctuary is fascinating and the visit is a must for all those interested in religious facts. Loreto is more a summer visit but in winter the basilica interior is much calmer and easier to appreciate.

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The story goes that in medieval times angels flew the Santa Casa (Holy House) of the Virgin Mary from the Holy Land to Loreto, a pretty hill town overlooking the Adriatic. Add the statue of the Black Madonna and the marvellous work of Renaissance artists to create a magnet for Popes and pilgrims over the centuries. Well known and loved... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Holy House for Christmas! Couldn't believe the 7 masses everyday were packed every day! Always a line to enter the Holy House. Felt the holiness of this sacred place. Well kept secret from Americans. Fog prevented us from seeing the beautiful views of the Adriatic Sea. Visited the shrine of St. Joseph Cupertino in Osimo and St. Francis... More 

Thank BeHealthyNH
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Entering this church is an experience like no other especially when you put foot in the small dark house believed to be St Mary's...

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Riccione, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This place has a religious worth, indeed! There is the Holy House inside of it! The story tells that it has been brought from Holy Land by the Angels. That's way the Black Madonna is the protector of the aviator. As you can see, the external part is beautiful and it has been shaped according to the baroque style. You... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Beautiful walled town . Church is lovely and is a popular pilgrimage destinations of Italy. Within the church encased in marble is reputed to be the house where our Lady met the angel Gabriel who asked her to become the Mother of God. This is also believed to be the house where the Holy Family lived; where Jesus grew up.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Only once inside can you experience the feeling of going into the Santuario and then into the Holy House! A definite must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed over an hour exploring the church and admiring the art work. It was spoilt slightly by the TV cameras and lights being set up inside though they did keep noise to a minimum.

Thank Albear1
Nasushiobara, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

the basilica sits on top of a hill and can be seen from miles away. Mystic atmosphere that calls for deep soul searching. What a pity that at the mass I attended there was no music / choir.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Sanctuario houses the remains of a house puportedly lived in by Mary in Nazareth. It has been found that it probably was from that area of Israel and was brought back by the last Crusaders. The basilica is beautifully decorated and the remains of the house are encased in a wonderfully sculpted marble surround.

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