Santuario Beata Vergine di Castelmonte

Santuario Beata Vergine di Castelmonte, Cividale del Friuli

Santuario Beata Vergine di Castelmonte

Santuario Beata Vergine di Castelmonte
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SammySyd
St Leonards, Australia115 contributions
Up in the Mountains
Jan 2018 • Couples
This Sanctuary sit up int he mountains with views into the valley, it is well worth the drive up. There is plenty of parking once you get to the top. This place does get busy with the locals attending daily mass, so be mindful of noise. You have to check out the sculptures that sit underneath the church. I was so impressed by the sculpture of Lucifer being defeated. (pictures included below)
There is also a cafe, restaurant and a gift shop within the area.
Written February 19, 2018
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Professor04
Welland606 contributions
Worth The Drive
Aug 2017 • Couples
This isolated mountaintop sanctuary is peaceful and perfect for contemplation and reflection. There are regular masses throughout the day, and some souvenir and coffee shops for you to enjoy. Great views of all of Friuli - walk across the parking lot to the large cross for a good vantage point and photo-op. The complex of buildings is very difficult to negotiate for anyone with mobility issues. For people who need to use the lift, keep driving around the buildings (always going up) in your car until you come to a dead end. There will be an elevator on your left to get you up to the church.
Written January 24, 2018
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Jaya N Bhandari
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal139 contributions
Mother of the god
Jun 2017 • Friends
the castel area is really beautiful with panoramic massif views of landscapes around northeast italy. this is very powerful energy center for spiritual people.while i visited there with my friends i felt so amazing and full of satisfaction with views and its significant of shrine belong to our lady. so if you are near udine don't miss to go there Santuario BV DI castelmonte.
Written August 7, 2017
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J R M
Vaughan, Canada296 contributions
Healing Powers of the Black Madonna & Child
Jul 2016 • Family
My mother, aunt and families used to ride to Cividale by horse and buggy before the war to make their journey to Castelmonte by foot. At 9 kilometres and uphill, this is not for the faint of heart. They would stay at Castelmonte for a couple of days before the long walk back.

Castelmonte is a famous sanctuary due to the Black Madonna & Child, as well as the healing miracles that have occurred here. It is good to get a blessing there.

This is a nice excursion for those travelling to visit Cividale. Lovely views of the surrounding Slovenian and Udinese countryside.
Written August 18, 2016
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travelpips
Udine, Italy148 contributions
A jump in the past
Apr 2013 • Solo
The convent jump out directly from the medieval age. Perched on the hill above San Daniele, make you feel how it should be the life one thousand years ago.

The uphill to reach this fortified castle is really amazing. nine kilometers of steep and steep road. the convent is place of pilgrimage and along the road you can find people walking on the side of the road. The road itself is also a place of a famous car race "the rally of Friuli and of the Eastern Alps".
If you feel brave and strong you can try to climb the road with bicycle.

From the top of the mountain the landscape is very beautiful. Under your feet is streched all the plain of Friuli and on both your side there are the Alps. All around you the silence that you can find only in a place of meditation.

For work I have the lucky change of visiting the private places of friars inside the convent. Even if now is fully renovated the sensation of walking inside ancien walls still persist.

This is an amazing place of meditation and peace.
Written April 19, 2013
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