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Santuario Della Santa Casa

Piazza della Madonna, Loreto, Italy
+39 071 970104
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A Very Spiritual Experience

Our pilgrimage group stopped in Loreto to visit the Basilica della Santa Casa (Basilica of the Holy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashburn, Virginia
Beautiful church in a lovely town

Its well worth a visit to this charming town and beautiful church. This pilgrimage site has a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Piazza della Madonna, Loreto, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our pilgrimage group stopped in Loreto to visit the Basilica della Santa Casa (Basilica of the Holy House) which encloses the Holy House of Nazareth and the Black Madonna. For us it was a very spiritual experience to visit the home of Our Lady and...More

Thank VW49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its well worth a visit to this charming town and beautiful church. This pilgrimage site has a reverent feel and is not overrun by tourists. The church is set in a beautiful square with some nice shops and cafes surrounding it, so you could spend...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We happened upon Loreto by accident while doing a day trip discovery drive from Sirolo. I had heard of Loreto before, but was surprised to see this small, but pretty town teaming with tourists, all here to see the house of the Virgin Mary. The...More

Thank ItaliaA70
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

First time there on occasion of our son’s first Pilgrimage there with the Order of Malta. Beautiful Mass celebrated on the Sunday for this event at the Santa Casa. Visit and prayer at the Madonna di Loreto. Very beautiful Sacrestia del Pomarancio

Thank Marina R
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Although this is a very important church, for the catholic religion, and a lot of people travel to pray to this black Madona, I found the place almost empty!! The church is impressively decorated.... because at its center, there's Virgin Mary house, brought from Nazaret!!!

1  Thank mimiMexico_df
Reviewed 9 September 2017

When in the Marche, this is a must-see stop: beautiful architecture, ina charming jewel of a town, a religious site which may, with faith, contain the stones of the home of the Holy Family from Nazareth. Tradition maintains that the house encased in a Bernini...More

2  Thank walnutridgechef
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to Loreto and the Holy House and it was as beautiful as the first. Wonderful to visit the tiny house in the middle of the Basilica, and prayer to our Mother.

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Unless you are a very religious person (and even if you are, you don't actually have to believe it anyway, we are not talking about the articles of faith here) you have to take this place on faith. This charming basilica was built to house...More

1  Thank ford-ka-9-5
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We visited as tourists and not from a religious perspective. The basilica is beautiful both in and out with stunning architecture. Inside as well as it being a fascinating church there is the enclosed building brought from Nazareth by the Crusaders in 1294 which is...More

1  Thank Jane R
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We saw the basilica from the A14 motorway as we drove south and wondered what it was since it was so large and imposing. When we got there we were amazed to find a pilgrimage site of such magnitude with so few tourists and people...More

1  Thank Lynn186334
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17 August 2017|
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Response from bobo1939 | Reviewed this property |
In auto km. 280/290 ore 3.00/3.30 Roma - Tivoli - L'Aquila - Teramo - San Benedetto del Tronto - Loreto. Pagamento pedaggi in autostrada. Buon viaggio.
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Response from Patrick M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can actually enter the Holy House itself, which is a remarkable experience. You can linger and take it in (in silence). There are two exits, one behind the altar and one opposite where you entered. We actually went... More