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Steph V wrote a review May 2019
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom62 contributions50 helpful votes
I visit here at least once a year. It's lovely to have a walk around, very peaceful and lots to look at. The views from up here are amazing, on a clear day you can see for miles.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Snorkel&Dive wrote a review Nov 2018
Erd, Hungary50 contributions15 helpful votes
A registered pilgrimage site of the Vatican. In the treasury of the monastir you can find ornaments and jewels of the madonna di Montevergine resulting from the donations made over the centuries by the pilgrims who arrived at the shrine. On the route up to the hill in the closest village every autumn there is a castan festival.
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Date of experience: October 2018
Giuseppe S wrote a review Apr 2016
Avellino16 contributions6 helpful votes
The sanctuary is an important piece of holy history. The black virgin is the symbol of the church that also hosts a famous and interesting "presepio" museum. I suggest to visit the ex-voto exhibition which documents centuries of local religious history. The view from the sanctuary is breathtaking. Also, the sanctuary is a good starting point for nice mountain walks
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Date of experience: September 2015
fmanzi wrote a review Apr 2016
llanelli24 contributions10 helpful votes
went there as a child,with my parents. nice memories of a large ,peaceful place.very meaningful place for my father who was from this area of Italy.
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Date of experience: May 2015
Douglas R wrote a review Feb 2016
Avellino, Campania, Italy26 contributions6 helpful votes
Beautiful sanctuary with a wonderful "Nativity Scene" collection from around the world and a nice museum. A registered pilgrimage site with the Vatican and historically important. Near the village of Mercogliano which has a tram that can be taken up the mountain or a 20 minute drive by car. Area has nice restaurants characteristic of the local area, highly recommended. I personally recommend "I Santi" in Mercogliano or "Il Volpe" in Ospedoletto (spellcheck). I don't think you will be disappointed. Nice wine in the area, and the house wines are deliciously cheap too. About a 45 minute drive to the area from Naples, Italy. Public transportation to the area is possible, but challenging: bus stop to Avellino from Piazza Garibaldi by main train station downtown Naples or outside walk to main road out of the Capodichino airport to Avellino (Uscito Ovest), then local bus to Mercogliano. A day trip to see the area nicely. Cool in the summer.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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