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Monte, Berico and the Church of Santa Maria di Monte Berico: photos, description e Monte Berico Basilica di Santa Maria di Monte Berico)

Monte, Berico and the Church of Santa Maria di Monte Berico. Monte Berico is, in fact, a small hill overlooking Vicenza and is part of a hilly chain of the Colli Berici. It is located a short distance from the historic centre of the city. On top of the visible Church of Santa Maria di Monte Berico dedicated to the patron Saint of Vicenza. A little further on the hill Amaliapoli, and in the same building, Guiccioli is the Museum of the Risorgimento and Resistance around the fork split English garden. In front of the Northern facade of the Church Santa Maria di Monte Berico extends Piazzale della Vittoria, which offers superb views of the city and the Northern part of the province up to the foothills of the Alps Vicentina. This area declared a national monument. Climb to the Church can be consisting of 192 steps of the stairs Scalette that starts from the famous Palladian Arco delle Scalette on Piazza Frachon, or steps, designed by Francesco Muttoni in 1746, the year. The total length of the stairs and the last is about 700 meters.

The Church of Santa Maria di Monte Berico bears the title of minor Basilica. According to legend, the blessed virgin Mary twice appeared on this place one peasant named Vincenzo Pasini. The first time it happened in 1426, the year and the second in 1428. In those years, the territory of the Veneto was suffering from a terrible plague. The virgin Mary promised that if the people of Vicenza built on a hill Church, it will relieve them from suffering. Residents followed the order and built the temple in just 3 months. Later the building of the first Church was turned into a sanctuary. On his project architect Carlo Borrello and decorations engaged sculptor Orazio Marinali.

Today Monte Berico is the most elegant and quiet residential area of Vicenza, located far from noisy highways and being only a short drive from the town centre with its well-developed infrastructure. The mountain slopes are dotted with villas and small cottages.