Santuario Della Santa Casa, Loreto

#1 of 98 in Historic Sites in Province of Ancona
Must see · Religious Site · Church
In the heart of an intricate basilica and allegedly the birthplace of Mary, Santuario Della Santa Casa features simple brick construction and decorative artwork. You can appreciate the effort involved in moving this structure by sea from Nazareth in Israel. Once here, it was modified into its current form. Examine ancient graffiti carved into the walls by contemporary residents of the Holy Land. Book ahead if you'd like a guided tour. To visit Santuario Della Santa Casa on your trip to Loreto, use our Loreto trip itinerary planning app.
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  • The basilica is the star attraction at Loreto and is the main reason to plan a visit. We spent half a day here with friends, most of which we spent at the basilica but we also wandered the cobbled...  more »
  • SUPERB, I just want to came back and visit it again, literally astonishing. i don't know what say more, TAdv force me to write 100 words.  more »
  • They have ramps for us who are handicapped, but plan on not having to use a restroom. They don't have handicap bathrooms anywhere, not even in any of the restaurants. The church is very beautiful, peaceful and moving. In case you're wondering (no real English translation) black Madonna refers to the tan Mary got, not that she is of African descent. I was confused about that for a while.
  • I’ve been twice now with my kids. It’s worth a visit if you’re in the area. It also has lovely views - being atop a hill. However, the little shops were very touristy and weren’t very interesting.
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