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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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...
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.
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,...More
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...More