Spectacularly Placed: The Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona near Verona

Oct 08, 2019 183

For centuries a place devoted to silence and meditation, the Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona is built into a vertical cliff face on Mount Baldo at 774 meters above sea level, overlooking the Adige valley, surrounded by a ‘crown’ of mountains, in the province of Verona.

A pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages, it was once only accessible through a narrow and dangerous path in the rock. Today, the sanctuary is reached via a scenic trail known as the Sentiero della Speranza (Path of Hope), and not just by the devotees, but also by hiking enthusiasts and anyone who wishes to see one of the most spectacular sanctuaries of Italy. The path is 2.5 km long and can be walked in about 2 hours.

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