Camminamenti di Ronda della Pontificia Basilica

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Camminamenti di Ronda della Pontificia Basilica

Camminamenti di Ronda della Pontificia Basilica
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Piazza della Madonna, 60025, Loreto Italy
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linda G
Province of Arezzo, Italy141 contributions
Amazing views on guided tour
Aug 2019 • Solo
I was lucky enough to go on this tour just with me and the guide, lucky as it was a good opportunity to practice my Italian with a friendly and well informed guide. There were steep and narrow steps to begin but the views and history are worth the effort.
Written August 26, 2019
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T K
Sydney, Australia51 contributions
What a treat!
Nov 2018 • Couples
Warning: this attraction is amazing, BUT it starts and ends with a very narrow and steeeeeep spiral staircase. If you have knee/legs or any other health issues, please ask for information before you do it.
We've been to Loreto many times, but this time we decided to do the camminamenti di ronda. What a treat! Not everyone knows that Loreto is a fortified cathedral, but when you get there you realise it is surrounded by two layers of walls and massive towers that used to be manned by soldiers monitoring the horizon all the way to the sea and ready to throw boiling oil down onto the enemies (Turks in particular).
The camminamenti is effectively the covered walkway the soldiers used right at the top of the towers and walls.
The tours are organised by the local volunteer proloco, their office is right on the main square of Loreto but its doors are totally unmarked, so when we got there a bit earlier than opening time and the doors were closed we had no idea where this office was and had a moment of fear-of-missing-out panic. When you get there, ask for the Proloco office for the camminamenti, and trust that someone will eventually come to open the doors.
We had a lovely guide, Paola, who knew absolutely everything about the history of the area, the region and the fortified cathedral of Loreto. The tour goes for an hour and takes you around all the main towers and walls of the cathedral, right at the top, with amazing views. You get to touch the outside of the dome of the cathedral, and peek in to one of the main areas of the cathedral below. We loved it. Strongly recommended.
Written November 17, 2018
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TanyaUsh
San Francisco, CA198 contributions
Beautiful Basilica of Our Lady of Loreto, Black Madonna
Jul 2018 • Couples
The Basilica della Santa Casa (English: Basilica of the Holy House) is a shrine of Marian pilgrimage in Loreto, Italy. The basilica is known for enshrining the house in which the Blessed Virgin Mary is believed by some to have lived. Pious devotees believe that the same house was flown over by Angelic beings from Jerusalem to Tersatto (Trsat in Croatia) then to Recanati before arriving at the current site. Our Lady of Loreto is the title of the Virgin Mary with respect to the Holy House of Loreto. Her statue, carved from Cedar of Lebanon, is a "Black Madonna," owing to centuries of lamp smoke. It, like the Holy House, is associated with miracles
Written July 8, 2018
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claudio26757
Loreto, Italy7 contributions
A visit to a fortified church
Dec 2017 • Family
You can jump to the top of the church and visit its fortification.
Being close to the Adriatic sea, infested at that time by Turkish pirates, the church was build like a fortress with its patrol paths on top of the very high walls of the church.
Beautiful sightseeing of the around area as well as a detailed view of the build techniques of this Italian renaissance basilica.
Interesting view of the sites in which the soldiers lived on top of the church.
If you visit Loreto don't forget to book a tour of the Camminamenti di Ronda.
Written December 22, 2017
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Abrahamkatt
Loreto, Italy180 contributions
Fantastic View
Jan 2016
Visiting Loreto is the dream of families since the (Santa Casa) Holy House offers one a feeling that will remain for life. The Camminamenti di Ronda della Basilica offers a treat to the eyes.
Written April 21, 2016
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MadBoutBoats
London, UK54 contributions
Spirituality on every step
Aug 2015 • Friends
We come here often and our guide is a local friend, which makes it very personal and we feel like we are part of this beautiful old walls, the small piazza and the streets paved with wild cobble stones...
Written November 3, 2015
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Georgina L
Ancona, Italy201 contributions
Interesting and very well guided
Jun 2015 • Family
The visit to the walls surroiding the Basilica of Loreto is really worth ut.
The guide is a very knowledgeable young lady, and the view from the fort is superbe.
Loreto is a must for any catholic visiting Italy.
Written June 2, 2015
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
My heart sings in this city of piety and reverence, with spirituality
Nov 2014 • Couples
Mention crusades and a wealth of imagery floods my sensorium. Mention cults and my ears prick up, in this case it being the Cult Of the Virgin, which brought about the growth of this incredible city.
Legends abound, as do the Arthurian varieties, but here, the simple hut was dismentled stone by stone from Zazareth in the hills of the Marches and rebuilt in Loreto. A basilica popped around it and great artists like Antoniode sangallo the Younger, Bramante, Sansovino, Vanitelli and Francescodi Giorgio Martini, decorated it with a passion and vigour that rings strong as we stand admiring its glory.

Its true that Rome, Mecca and the Ganges are places of pilgrimage familiar to all, but there are innumerable locals around the world that attract millions of believers of every possible faith. I find it incredible to read that four million pilgrims do their thing each year to Loreto where traces of their passing can be seen in knee-marks in the stone that surrounds the shrine.

Name tagging has always been synonymous with leaving a personal inscription behind to celebrate your visit. Try these ones on for size: Columbus, Galileo, Colleoni, Descartes, Queen Christina of Sweden, Mozart, Murat, Standhal and yours truly, standing near the Casanova section. My femme shakes her head in sad disapproval. Hey, lads will be lads, even a 65 year old one.

What industry would you expect to thrive in a town of piety and reverence? Easy question. Making rosary beads, of-course. High in demand it once employed almost all the women of the village. The town's main street, Via dei Coronari, offers a huge selection, including beads made from silver. I was fascinated to see another production that is unique. That of manufacture of barrel organs, like a poor relation of the accordion characterised by brightly coloured casings and which are brought out at dances and village festivities. Musical instruments are a speciality that has fused the Marches as a creative haven in Italy.
Written February 24, 2015
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Manzarra
Fatima, Portugal180 contributions
A Basilica and a Fort
Aug 2014 • Couples
The Basilica is built inside a fort. Actually some of the walls of the Basilica are also the fort. Very interesting and historical place.
Written November 11, 2014
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Philip C
Rome, Italy8 contributions
Completes a visit to Loreto
Jan 2014 • Couples
The Basilica of Loreto is the only fortified basilica in Italy, and perhaps the world, and the ramparts have only recently been open to visitors. By this I mean the first time ever after 500 years. Not for anyone without a head for heights that's for sure. The view to the Conero is immense, but its the smaller details which impress, not least the ancient wooden anti-earthquake apparatus above the main dome. Another detail are the cat and dog paw prints in 500 year old bricks which had obviosuly not set before being taken up to the top all that time ago. Do not miss doing this.
Written June 24, 2014
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