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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Bastien Schambacher (2 years ago)
Beautiful architecture, painting inside on the walls and the roof. Massiv and sculpted entrance door.
Hannah Grace Laffoley (2 years ago)
Absolutely beautiful especially the children's singing Mass. The view inside is fantastic. Beautifully light up on the night. Won't post the inside as I suggest you visit to see the beauty and amazing inside
Eu Vio (2 years ago)
Extraordinary. Fantastic. Wonderful. I don't think I can define what I saw, what I felt here.
Christopher Gorrie (3 years ago)
Beautiful cathedral in a really picturesque and welcoming square. One of my favorite spots in all of Pompeii. The church looks especially beautiful in the dusk. I recommend coming by after dinner and strolling through the park. There is some wonderful gelato just across the street as well.
tijoy thomas georgekutty (4 years ago)
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