Santuario della Nativita di Maria

Santuario della Nativita di Maria, Vicoforte

Santuario della Nativita di Maria

Santuario della Nativita di Maria
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DaiShandy
Carmarthen, UK11 contributions
Magnificent!
Sep 2019 • Family
Was recently visiting family in nearby Mondovì and managed to get on the guided tour up the inside of the building all the way up to the top..well worth it if you have a head for heights
Written 13 September 2019
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opossumd
Cervo, Italia1,719 contributions
Wondrous experience
Aug 2019
We did the complete tour of the dome and were astounded by the rich history of the project and construction of this unique work of art. Beautifully decorated inside, but for us the most breathtaking surprise was the incredible abitlity of its architects and engineers to calculate measurements, shapes, materials, to the limit of feasibility, thus creating something that captures the eye and the imagination of us, humble admirers. We were also impressed by the competence and preparation of our young guides, who made us savour the experience to the fullest.
Written 8 August 2019
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roger m
Sydney, Australia286 contributions
A must see/do
Jun 2019 • Friends
You have to visit the largest elliptical dome in the world! And you have to do the organised climb up into the very top, smallest dome. Glorious!
Written 13 June 2019
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simonhigman
London, UK25 contributions
Spectacular interior
Jun 2018 • Couples
The interior of this church is vast and the decoration is a single unified theme that covers the whole, the style is not one I find sympathetic but there is no denying the scale of the achievement, very well worth a visit
Written 8 June 2018
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ransom59
Sevenoaks, UK185 contributions
Great experience
Nov 2017 • Couples
Well worth the trip from Mondovi. The tour to the very top is the highlight and on a beautiful day the views were superb. Expertly guided with great audio recording during the trip. Would expect it to be busy at peak times but we just turned up to find it was the last day of tours. Very lucky. The Santuario is amazing and being so close to everything is great albeit a little scary I'm sure if you don't like heights. The helmet and climbing gear adds to the adventure.
Written 19 December 2017
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SS0712
11 contributions
Fantastic
Aug 2017 • Couples
Well worth the drive from Alba. You must do the Magnificent tour to the top to see the trompé l'œil.
Written 4 August 2017
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Christien N
Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa39 contributions
A monastery with style
Jul 2017 • Couples
The monastery adjoins the Santuario di Vicoforte. Both buildings are richly adorned with murals by Bellini.
Written 30 July 2017
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alexsH4898QF
Rome, Italy8 contributions
Worth visiting
Apr 2017 • Couples
Very beautiful place. If you are in the region, it's definitely worth coming to Vicoforte to visit it.
Written 21 April 2017
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Leandro Lima
Sao Paulo, SP22 contributions
Beautiful place, astonishing church
Apr 2017 • Family
We visited the place afternoon with our son (6mo old). The church really is monumental, inside afrescos are really impressive.
The gardens are also beautiful, quiet and peaceful. There's a number of places to take a latte macchiato or whatever you want.
Car parking available all around.
Written 15 April 2017
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Putu G
Vladivostok, Russia1 contribution
THE SECOND BIGGEST ELLIPTICAL DOME IN THE WORLD
Aug 2016 • Couples
I'm sorry, but elliptical dome of the church of Universidad Laboral, in Gijon (Asturias, Spain), built around 1950, has internal axes of 45.80 by 25.20 m, which are both bigger than internal axes of this beautyful and old building (37.23 by 24.89 m), so the dome in Gijón has a bigger area. I don't know if there is any other elliptical dome bigger than Universidad Laboral's church, but obviously, the dome of Sanctuary of Vicoforte is absolutelly wonderfull but not the biggest one in the world.
Written 17 October 2016
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