Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari, Tindari

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Visit the church and iconic statue of the Black Madonna at Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari. Inside the red brick and colorfully painted façade of the church sits the Black Madonna of Tindari, famous for the legend of how the Madonna gave shape to Tindari’s lagoon by raising the sands to save a drowning baby. Enjoy the colorful interior decorated with mosaics and the golden altar holding the cedar-carved statue. Add Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari to your Patti travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Patti attractions planning website.
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  • You can see the basilica on the top of the hill from miles around and it's well worth stopping off for a visit. You can't drive up into the town so you have to park in a large car park at the bottom.....  more »
  • Beautiful church. Make sure you walk also behind the Black Madonna to see the history of the statue in mosaics.  more »
  • Lets put it down to taste... The church was richly decorated, but I found it so over the top. It was a 60 minute detour for us and we arrived after the archological site closed, so all we could visit was the church. That did tip it to a negative for me.
  • Beautiful air, breath taking view from Tindari. The church very nicely built and strict with clothing. No hats , no sun glasses, no mini skirts, no sleeveless. Silent during prayer moments. Beautiful place.
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