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The ideal destination for a spiritual or cultural exploration. The Oropa Sanctuary is the most important and largest Sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary to be found in the Alps. It is located in a unique, natural and unspoilt setting at only 15 minutes drive from the centre of Biella.

Historical lore states that the Sanctuary was founded in the 4th century AD by St. Eusebio, the first bishop of Vercelli. The first written documents that mention Oropa date back to the {mosimage}beginning of the 13th century and mention the first simple churches of St. Mary and St. Bartholomew. These served as important reference points for viatores (travellers) who travelled back and forth to the nearby Aosta Valley (...)

info http://www.santuariodioropa.it

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  • Copyright: Anna Arietti (aarietti) (90)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2011-03-01
  • Categories: 自然
  • Camera: Pentax K10 D
  • Exposure:f/9.6, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-03-04 0:43
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