One of the most unusual sanctuaries in Italy is the Madonna della Corona, which is located in the Veneto region, 25 kilometers west of Verona.
It is located in a carved rock recess Monte Baldo which is altitude of 775 meters above sea level.
Travelers discover picturesque panoramas rich in lush greenery overlooking the valley of the Adige River, from which they take their breath away.
Since at least the second half of the 1200s, there was a monastery and a chapel dedicated to Santa Maria di
Montebaldo, which could only be reached through a narrow and dangerous path.
The Sanctuary of the Madonna della Corona was founded around 1522, when the venerated here virgin was transferred from the island of Rhodes.
The temple was rebuilt and expanded several times. Its Gothic facade appeared at the end of the 19th century.
The last reconstruction of the sanctuary was carried out in 1975-78.
In the course of the work, the conservation of the most important sections was carried out and an altar with a rock apse appeared.
Inside the church of the Madonna della Corona there is a holy staircase with 28 steps, along which pilgrims rise on their knees while saying prayers.
To get to the sanctuary, the last of these roads will have to be walked.
On this site there are fourteen stations of the way of the cross of Jesus, culminating in the symbolic tomb of the savior.
In addition, the entrance to the church is preceded by a very high staircase.
The sanctuary is a unique fantastic building, impregnable and bewitching.
It once again proves what power of thought and spirit of a person possesses.
After all, building such a structure, even with the help of modern technology, is not so simple.power of thought and spirit of a person possesses.
After all, building such a structure, even with the help of modern technology, is not so simple.