Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei

Pompei, Italy

Bartolo Longo started restoring a The Pontifical Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary church in disrepair in October 1873. In 1875, Longo obtained a painting of Our Lady of the Rosary from a convent in Naples and raised funds to restore the image so as to locate it in the church. Miracles began to be reported and pilgrims began flocking in droves to the church. Three hundred people of the area pledged a penny a month for the work. Bartolo Longo was encouraged by Giuseppe Formisano, Bishop of Nola, to begin the construction of a larger church—the cornerstone being laid on the 8 May 1876. The church was consecrated on the 7 May 1891 by Cardinal Raffaele Monaco La Valletta.



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Founded: 1891
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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tijoy thomas georgekutty (2 years ago)
Prayerful ?
Joao Pacheco (2 years ago)
One of the most beautiful churches I've been to. It is very well decorated (to the level of the big cathedrals) and in an immaculate state. It was a really pleasant surprise.
Ameeta Dhanjal (2 years ago)
Stopped in Pompei en route to The Amalfi Coast. So glad we did as we enjoyed ice cream in the square and took in the spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius as well as taking in the atmosphere around the Church. Fantastic experience!!
Luis Farzati (3 years ago)
Worth to visit inside. Beautiful paintings and roofs. You can take photos but make sure you don't use the flash. I recommend walking on the right side first, then coming back and going to the left side. In the back you'll find a pathway to the left that will take you to an alley. If you take left again and then right, you'll see in the walls letters, hair pieces and other appreciations for the miracles received. Then you can use the exit on that side that will take you to the bell tower (you can go up via elevator)
Christopher Foster (3 years ago)
Church with lovely frescoes and baroque style architecture. We visited in the morning and were a little short of time, so returned in the afternoon after a day in 90°+ heat. Although entry in the morning was no problem, my fiancee was denied entry by a nice lady at the entrance. Her above the knee (but thoroughly decent) shorts were too short. I missed the part in the Bible about that, although did note the bank provided ATM in the church. So be warned, a money lender is welcome, but not a woman dressed in shorts...
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