Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona

Ferrara di Monte Baldo, Italy

Nestled atop a steep cliff in the Veneto region of Italy, the Madonna della Corona sanctuary is a hidden gem. Built into a vertical cliff face on Italy’s Mount Baldo in front of Valdadige it looks as though it is nearly suspended in mid-air. 

The sanctuary has a long and fascinating history dating back to the 16th century. According to legend, a shepherd boy found a painting of the Virgin Mary in a nearby cave and brought it to the local priest. The painting was then placed in a small chapel built on the site, and the Madonna della Corona became a popular destination for pilgrims. Over the centuries, the sanctuary was expanded and renovated, with the current church and monastery built in the 20th century.

The Madonna della Corona’s unique location on a cliff has made it a challenging site to build and maintain. The church and monastery were designed by the architect Alberto Luzzo, who created a modernist structure that blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. The sanctuary’s most striking feature is its stunning glass facade, which offers panoramic views of the mountains and valleys below. Inside, visitors can admire the intricate wood carvings, frescoes, and sculptures that adorn the walls and altars.


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Founded: 17th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy


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Nicholas J (4 months ago)
There is a ten minute walk from the parking lot to the sanctuary. Along you pass the calvary sculptures, which are very nice to see. The sanctuary is a place of peace and quiet and you are asked to respect that. You can go with a bus. Tickets can be purchased at the souvenir shop.
Pathfinderkumar Kumar (6 months ago)
Modonna di corona is very beautiful church, srounding nature & panoramic view make your trip excited and amazing memories. From Verona portanuova railway station you have to pick bus C5 for Caprino veronese then you have to change bus 499 number for spiazzi destination point. Monday to Friday it’s easy accessible to get buses. 18 € person up & down tickets. But if you hire taxi then 120-150€ round trip. If you have car then approximately 50€ fuel changes.
Muhammad Ali (7 months ago)
Great place to visit. Bus service available if walking steep hills.
Fatima Martin (7 months ago)
Nestled high on a cliff in the picturesque Italian countryside, the Madonna della Corona Church is a truly breathtaking sight to behold. The church's location provides a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, making it an ideal spot for a pilgrimage or simply a moment of quiet reflection. As you approach the church, you will be struck by its impressive facade, which blends seamlessly into the natural rock formations of the surrounding area. The interior of the church is equally stunning, featuring beautiful artwork, intricate stonework, and a sense of calm and serenity that is hard to find elsewhere.
Darius Radkevicius (7 months ago)
To climb from Brentino is the same like to participate in Osho dynamic meditation. Only 1540 steps, you will be wet, tired and ready for relaxation, meditation or pray. Biggest difference from Osho meditation, that you will have possibility to pray much close to the sky.
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