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The Church of Nostra Signora del Boschetto: photos, description (Santuario di Nostra Signora del Boschetto)

The Church Nostra Signora del Basketbolu on via Enrico Figari in the resort town of Camogli on the Gulf of Paradiso. This temple has long been a cult place for believers of Camogli and the surrounding settlements, because, according to legend, it was built on the very spot, where on 2 July 1518, the year the shepherdess Angela Schiaffino the virgin Mary appeared. First, there was erected a small chapel, which between 1612 and 1631 years was replaced by the current temple and monastery. In 1818, the year - year of the tercentenary from the date of the apparition of the virgin Mary - Pope Pius VII granted the Church of Nostra Signora del Boschetto miraculous icon. And in 1955, the year Pope Pius XII declared the Madonna del Boschetto, one of the patronesses of Camogli. Today the Church contains a unique collection of gifts, made by locals vow.

The Church of Nostra Signora del Boschetto consists of three naves, decorated in the Baroque style, and its vault frescoed with the scene of apparitions of the virgin Mary. Own Church choir bears the name of the former rector of don Piero Benvenuto.

At the entrance of the temple stands an ancient elm preserved, despite the recent restoration of a small area lying in front of the Church. On this same square, by the way, are fragments of old buildings, perhaps the very first chapel built in honor of the apparition of the virgin Mary.