Santuario della Madonna del Sasso
The complex, consisting of the church, bell tower and hermit house, was built in the first half of the 18th century on a rocky outcrop that provides an exceptional vantage point to embrace, at a glance, the entire Lake Orta and the mountains of the eastern riviera. The church has a Greek cross plan in Baroque style with two side altars; the architecture and frescoes are the work of the Valsesian painter-architect Lorenzo Peracino. The altarpiece, belonging to the old sanctuary, is a panel painting by the 16th century painter Fermo Stella da Caravaggio, representing the Pietà. In 1998, on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of its construction, the entire complex was completely restored.
Address: Via Panoramica – 28894 Madonna del Sasso (VB)
Tel: +39 0323 30416
December 23, 2022