Photographer's Note

Details of the Sanctuary of Madonna del sasso (our lady of the stone in english) located in Orselina a small village near Locarno in Tissin South switzerland.

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''The Madonna del Sasso is a sanctuary in Orselina above the city of Locarno in Switzerland. It is the principal sight and goal of pilgrimage in the city.

At the end of the fifteenth century, the Franciscan monk Fra 'Bartolomeo Piatti d'Ivrea, settled as a hermit in a place at the base of the cliff, from the convent of San Francesco in Locarno, where he had no particular security or charge within the community. His ascetic life promoted in the local population a strong devotion to the Virgin, which according to tradition, it appeared to the monk.''

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