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Santuario della Madonna del Frassino

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Santuario della Madonna del Frassino

340 Reviews
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Alessandro F wrote a review Oct 2019
Milan, Italy22,550 contributions160,755 helpful votes
A tiny statue of Madonna with little Jesus appeared in the early 1500s among the branches of an ash tree, according to popular belief it was invoked by a shepherd who had just been bitten by a snake that did not die. In 1510 a first small church was created on the site of the discovery , then during many years and many miracles the church was enlarged. In 1518 was built a friars convent beside the church who it’s still active. Facade with frescoed portico , above the portico a beautiful rose window completed a very simple facade . Inside with one nave and five chapels for each side, the twos beside the central altar are bigger and protected by beautiful wrought iron gate, the one on the right contain the small statue of Madonna of ash tree with beautiful frescoe by Domenico Morone done on 16th century . Of the same period are the beautiful paintings done by Paolo Farinati and are in the three chapels on the left side, the fourth chapel on the left is decorated by a beautiful painting of Zeno da Verona depicting Saints Peter and John dated 1541. Unusual the central altar with beautiful pipe organ . From a door next to the Madonna’s chapel is possible to enter in the first cloister with frescoes dated 1653 by Pietro Muttoni , the second cloister is also frescoed and all over the walls you can see mani ex voto and pictures of miraculous people .
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Date of experience: October 2019
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fourbees4 wrote a review Jul 2019
Correns25 contributions4 helpful votes
We went up - you park and walk up about 400 mètres to not only a beautiful Church but a restaurant where the food is worth the walk. Peaceful - no cars- set in the pre alps this is a visit well worth it. The people are very friendly and so helpful. We were there with a one year old and nothing was too much bother or mess. Very reasonable and the quality was superb and the menu was all made by them.
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Date of experience: July 2019
momzilla1959 wrote a review Sep 2018
Leominster, Massachusetts72 contributions16 helpful votes
While visiting Pischiera, Italy, on Lake Garda, we decided on a last minute stop to this peaceful sanctuary. It was lovely. Very beautiful grounds, nice cafe, and interesting history of the Virgin Mary visiting a farmer in 1510.
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Date of experience: September 2018
Maggi713 wrote a review Jun 2018
Baltimore, Maryland10,269 contributions993 helpful votes
Just below the south end of the lake is the Santuario della Madonna del Frassino (Sanctuary of Madonna del Frassino), which has an interesting history: Following the appearance of a small statue of the Madonna with the infant Jesus in her arms, in the branches of an ash tree, to a pastor in the area that had prayed for divine help following a bite from a snake, it was decided to construct a small chapel on the site of the miracle, which was opened in 1510. Before long, the Chapel became a meeting place of numerous faithful who carried votive gifts to give thanks. Later, they built a bigger church and a convent to accommodate the monks. The chapel was lovely; and the walls of the courtyard had photos, letters and other objects of appreciation for the restoration of good health (or escape from death) of many people; but, the wonderful discovery for us was the eight nativity scenes in a back room. Don’t miss these beautiful nativity sets. They also have a hotel and restaurant on the premises. This was such a peace and tranquil place to visit. It was worth the visit!
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Date of experience: April 2018
Judith P wrote a review Aug 2017
New York City, New York12 contributions4 helpful votes
My fiancee and I attended Sunday services, and were impressed by the friendliness of the congregation and the interior of the church! Be prepared for a totally Italian service, and don't be shy trying to read along.Take a walk around the cemetery and visit the gift shop and the aviary outside on the right. Don't forget to stop at the cafe for a cappuccino, after the service. It was a wonderful experience and a blessed day!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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