Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Carmel
The Sanctuary of the Beata Vergine del Carmelo is a place of peace and meditation.
What’s better than a relaxing walk on the first spring sun? We’ll take care of the path. Follow us to Montevecchia to discover the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Carmel. Follow a splendid panoramic road that will lead you to a flight of 180 steps flanked by a flowering of lime trees, also known as the “holy staircase”, which intersects a ring route with 16 kiosks that recall the Via Crucis. Once at the top of the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Carmel let yourself be enchanted by the view that will allow your eyes to come and see Milan, Mont Rouge and Mont Blanc. The Sanctuary, in Baroque style, is rich in frescoes, decorations and consists of an organ dating back to the late eighteenth century.
Built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries on a pre-existing chapel, the sanctuary achieved its current function as a place of Marian cult after the consecration by the cardinal of Milan Schuster in 1945. The bell tower is the main architectural and landscape attraction.