Santuario Beata Vergine di Castelmonte

Santuario Beata Vergine di Castelmonte

Santuario Beata Vergine di Castelmonte
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
I call it a trek to Castelmonte, because, maybe caused by the confusing address on their web site, or an error from me, the satnav sent us completely in the wrong direction from our holiday home in Cividale. After we corrected the problem we reached Castelmonte, but via which roads and villages I will never know. The journey home was rather straightforward ...... But enough of this. I can tell you that the Santuario Castelmonte is an very impressive small village of two streets on top of the hill, crowned with a terrific church. Views from the square in front of the church over the surrounding landscape are breathtaking. How to get to the church. The straightforward way is to leave the car at the large parking lot at the base of the hill and walk. If walking uphill is a problem for people in the party, halfway the road uphill is a limited parking area with an elevator, delivering you in the church.
Written October 26, 2022
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Marla7
Naas, Ireland822 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The sanctuary is in an amazing location - not far from Cividale, on the top of a pretty high hill accessible with a winding road. The views are fantastic and it is really worth the drive.
The sanctuary itself has a lot of religious significance and depending on your beliefs it can be a deeply emotional experience, or an interesting example of the ex-voto phenomenon. Either way I really recommend it.
Written August 4, 2022
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SammySyd
St Leonards, Australia106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
This Sanctuary sit up int he mountains with views into the valley, it is well worth the drive up. There is plenty of parking once you get to the top. This place does get busy with the locals attending daily mass, so be mindful of noise. You have to check out the sculptures that sit underneath the church. I was so impressed by the sculpture of Lucifer being defeated. (pictures included below)
There is also a cafe, restaurant and a gift shop within the area.
Written February 19, 2018
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Professor04
Welland573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This isolated mountaintop sanctuary is peaceful and perfect for contemplation and reflection. There are regular masses throughout the day, and some souvenir and coffee shops for you to enjoy. Great views of all of Friuli - walk across the parking lot to the large cross for a good vantage point and photo-op. The complex of buildings is very difficult to negotiate for anyone with mobility issues. For people who need to use the lift, keep driving around the buildings (always going up) in your car until you come to a dead end. There will be an elevator on your left to get you up to the church.
Written January 24, 2018
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Jaya N Bhandari
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
the castel area is really beautiful with panoramic massif views of landscapes around northeast italy. this is very powerful energy center for spiritual people.while i visited there with my friends i felt so amazing and full of satisfaction with views and its significant of shrine belong to our lady. so if you are near udine don't miss to go there Santuario BV DI castelmonte.
Written August 7, 2017
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J R M
Vaughan, Canada380 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
My mother, aunt and families used to ride to Cividale by horse and buggy before the war to make their journey to Castelmonte by foot. At 9 kilometres and uphill, this is not for the faint of heart. They would stay at Castelmonte for a couple of days before the long walk back.

Castelmonte is a famous sanctuary due to the Black Madonna & Child, as well as the healing miracles that have occurred here. It is good to get a blessing there.

This is a nice excursion for those travelling to visit Cividale. Lovely views of the surrounding Slovenian and Udinese countryside.
Written August 18, 2016
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travelpips
Udine, Italy137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
The convent jump out directly from the medieval age. Perched on the hill above San Daniele, make you feel how it should be the life one thousand years ago.

The uphill to reach this fortified castle is really amazing. nine kilometers of steep and steep road. the convent is place of pilgrimage and along the road you can find people walking on the side of the road. The road itself is also a place of a famous car race "the rally of Friuli and of the Eastern Alps".
If you feel brave and strong you can try to climb the road with bicycle.

From the top of the mountain the landscape is very beautiful. Under your feet is streched all the plain of Friuli and on both your side there are the Alps. All around you the silence that you can find only in a place of meditation.

For work I have the lucky change of visiting the private places of friars inside the convent. Even if now is fully renovated the sensation of walking inside ancien walls still persist.

This is an amazing place of meditation and peace.
Written April 19, 2013
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851SilviaM
Fagnano Olona, Italy6,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Castelmonte rises 618 meters above sea level, in the Julian Prealps chain, and is 9 kilometers from Cividale del Friuli. It was precisely the Lombards who settled in Cividale who chose Castelmonte to build a church, initially dedicated to San Michele and later to Mary, which immediately became the destination of many pilgrimages. Over the centuries the site was fortified and enlarged, until it became a village, with a single door that was closed in the evening to protect the pilgrims who always found shelter here.
The interior of the small village still retains a medieval charm, despite the many renovations it has undergone over the centuries.
And it is our Borgo dei Borghi!💖
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Written March 10, 2024
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Giancarlo Gucci
Busto Arsizio, Italy22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We went with a group of 55 people for a visit and Mass for the last year. Mystical place, which envelops you with its beauties. Friars also very available for confessions. A day dedicated to beauty and unforgettable worship. Giancarlo
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Written January 6, 2024
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