Madonna de Tirano

Tirano, Italy

Catholic shrine of the Madonna di Tirano is a major tourist attraction in Tirano. The shrine is dedicated to the appearance of the Blessed Mother to Mario Degli Omodei on September 29, 1504, an event religious pilgrims credit with ending a pestilence. The church construction begun in 1505 and was consecrated in 1528.


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Founded: 1505
Category: Religious sites in Italy


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Remy Cherel (3 years ago)
Nice building
Gino Eising (4 years ago)
Nice square and we had a good coffee in the sun. There is a nice vineyard up the mountain where you can have a great overview of Tirano. It is quite steep and narrow but really rewarding climbing to see the beautiful scenery. The little building has a well landscaped grass plateau up the mountain from where you can see the trains leaving. The entry is at the plus coordinate you can add in Google. Plus coordinate: 6593+28 Tirano. Hope this helps some getting to this nice view.
Stephen Goodere (4 years ago)
Beautiful church went back twice. So calm and peaceful on such a main road
Dale Fisher (4 years ago)
Built in 1504 this building is testament to humankinds faith. Built in honour of a women who stopped a plague this is a very spiritual place. Definitely something that has to be seen.
Triumph Enthusiast (4 years ago)
I was left in amazement by the interior of this historic church. Detailed craftmanship was everywhere. You could spend hours studying it all. Just amazing. The outside of this building gives you no idea as to what lies within!
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