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Panorama Morbio Inferiore

Panorama Morbio Inferiore

Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Parco delle Gole della Breggia

Parco delle Gole della Breggia

Mulino del Ghitello

Mulino del Ghitello

Tour description

The Basilica of Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Morbio Inferiore was built in the early 17th century and is one of the most awe-inspiring and popular pilgrimage sites in the Canton of Ticino. Here, on the 29th of July 1594, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to two young maidens, curing them of their ills.
The village of Morbio Inferiore has many sights of historical, natural and artistic value. For instance, not far from the Basilica is the small chapel of San Rocco (late Baroque) with several fine paintings by Francesco Silva, Innocenzo Ceppi and Giovanni Maria Livio. Close to the cemetery is the old church of San Giorgio, first mentioned in 1309, whose foundations are believed by some archaeologists to date back to the 7th century; its bell-tower was built in the 15th century.
The compact centre of Morbio Inferiore, overlooking the surrounding area, is also well worth visiting. It was home to the Silva family (distinguished artists in the 16th to 18th centuries).


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Places along the route: Morbio Inferiore - S.Maria dei Miracoli - S.Rocco - S.Giorgio - Mulino del Ghitello - Parco Breggia - Morbio Inferiore


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Tour history (B00899)

First published: Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2007

Last updated: Donnerstag, 29. Januar 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 3.8 km | Time requirement: 3 h
Ascent: 123 m | Descent: 123 m
Highest point: 361 m.a.s.l.

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Mendrisiotto Turismo
Via Luigi Lavizzari 2
CH-6850 Mendrisio
Tel: +41 91 641 30 50
Fax: +41 91 641 30 59
E-Mail: info@mendrisiottoturismo.ch
Internet: www.mendrisiottoturismo.ch

Il Ticino contemplativo; Miracle sites; Nr. 5