Santuario di Montenero, Livorno

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#1 of 57 in Historic Sites in Province of Livorno
Church · Tourist Spot
According to legend, the origin of Santuario di Montenero as a place of worship dates back to 1345, when an image of the Virgin Mary appeared to a shepherd and led him to this hill. Now the church overlooks the city from this perch, offering views of the city and the sea beyond. Take the funicular to get there, or hike up from Riomaggiore. Inside the church, explore the wings where votive offerings have been left to the Madonna. Behind the church, many caves have been dug into the hillside: once perhaps a refuge for robbers, they also served as shelters during World War II. It is possible to tour these as well. Santuario di Montenero is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • On the hills of Montenero, overlooking Livorno and the sea is the sacred Sanctuary of the Madona Of Montenero, she has been worshiped since the 14 century, the view is beautiful and the sanctuary is.....  more »
  • this is an holy place where all people go to search for God help thanks to vergin Mary's intercession.  more »
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  • Just love this place. So unique and meaningful for Tuscany. Our Lady of Montenero is the patronness of the whole region. The Shrine (full of ex votos of stunning miracles attributed to her intercession) looks above the whole city of Livorno, the shore and even the islands, if the day is clear enough. A must for whoever visits this part of Tuscany!
  • Amazing presentation of thanks gifts from survivors of different situations and saved newborns during delivery. Incredible view of Livorno from the Montenero Alto.
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