Sacred Mountains of Italy II

Sep 06, 2019 318

At the foot of the Alps, the tiny region of Valle d’Aosta is home to eleven mountain shrines, sanctuaries and hermitages. These small chapels are testament to centuries old Catholic practices based upon the local folk traditions. Penitent souls have made processions to these isolated locations for generations to give thanks for their prayers being answered. The interiors of these sanctuaries are covered with votive offerings left by the faithful, conveying just how many cures and miracles have been performed.

These small chapels and former hermitages, dotted along the rugged terrain of Valle d’Aosta often take several hours of hiking to reach. All of these sanctuaries share dramatic locations and spectacular views, giving the pilgrim an even greater sense of peace and tranquility as they pray.

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