The miracle of Macereto, the Marche sanctuary that emerged unscathed from the earthquake in central Italy

    The miracle of Macereto, the Marche sanctuary that emerged unscathed from the earthquake in central Italy
    The sanctuary was filmed with a drone and shows no visible damage.

    Miraculously he emerged unscathed from the earthquake. maceretto sanctuary, in the Marche region, just 5 kilometers from Visso, one of the centers most affected by the earthquake of October 30, 2016 that affected central Italy.


    The religious complex, built in the first half of the 16th century, was filmed by a drone that flew over the area of 鈥嬧媡he Sibillini Mountains where the sanctuary is located: as the images show, the latter does not show visible damage or collapse.



    The sanctuary of Macereto is located on the mountain of the same name plateau of the Sibillini Mountains, approximately 1000 meters above sea level, next to the place where Castillo Magalotti of the counts of Fiastra, today reduced to ruins. The sanctuary is one of the most important examples of 1902th century Renaissance architecture in the Marche and in XNUMX it was declared a national monument.

    Its construction is impregnated with legend: in fact, a miracle is said to have occurred on August 12, 1359, when muli transporting a wooden statue of the Virgin and Child from Loreto to the Kingdom of Naples They stopped on their knees where the sanctuary is today, refusing to move from there. A divine sign was seen in this, so the statue was placed in that place and later replaced by a small church dedicated to the Virgin.


    In 1528 the construction of the sanctuary that we see today began, in which the first small church was incorporated. The architect was Giovanni Battista da Lugano, who took up a previous project by Twine. In the center of the basilica there is a small temple in which the story of the miracle of Macereto is engraved in Latin.



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