Sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso

The sacred mountain of Orselina awaits you.

The Sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso in Orselina, which towers above Locarno and Lake Maggiore, is the most famous pilgrimage destination in Italian-speaking Switzerland.

The recently restored 15th-century sanctuary and the convent, which houses a small museum, are built on a spectacular spur of rock above Locarno, offering a breathtaking view across the whole city and Lake Maggiore. The church also contains 17th-century stucco and frescos. This place of pilgrimage, an important site for its artistic, architectural, historical and spiritual heritage, can be reached along the Stations of the Cross or with the Locarno funicular railway.
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