Standing on a hill just outside the main village of Manoppello is the Santuario del Volto Santo. Please note the ornate carvings on the front doors. There is a lot of information written about the Veil of Veronica which is held here which depicts the face of Jesus' on a cloth. It is viewed by going up some steps around the area of the altar.
Many people miss that there is also a Museum in the church which can be found at the left at the back of the church. it contains not only religious relics but a whole collection of other items. Bit of a mish mash, but interesting never the less. Also there is an area of possessions and photos of loved ones that have been left behind to provide prayers for those who have gone to war etc. There are some brilliant photos of soldiers in their uniforms with giant hats. Unfortunately there are no descriptions in English so you have to just guess why they are there. I have been a couple of times just because there is so much to see and also the locals advise me that sometimes the face of Jesus shows him showing his teeth and other times it does not. For me it is a place of interest that is visited by a lot of pilgrims,including the Pope himself. Sometimes car rallies start from here. You also get the best view of New Year fireworks from this location.
Afterwards pop into the local bar in Manoppello and get a lovely Cafe Latte.
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