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Comabbio (Varese): Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary

Foto Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
Foto Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
Foto Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
Foto Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
Foto Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary
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Places  of historical value  of artistic value around Milan (Italy): Sanctuary of Our Lady of the RosaryThe Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in Comabbio has an interesting history and attracts the attentions of the ones passing by cars on the highway between Vergiate in Besozzo.

It was built in the first half of the seventeenth century, in place of an older Romanesque church. It is placed on top of a hill, next to the Parish Church of San Giacomo, built a little later. The architect who designed the building is unknown.

The building has an octagonal plan and a structure similar to that of the chapels of the nearby Sacromonte of Varese. The exteriors were never finished, so that the walls are only partially plastered. The interior is simple and not much decorated.

The twelve apostles on the vault are of the first half of the twentieth century. The items of greater artistic and historical value present in the interior are the precious altar, in gilded wood and of typical Baroque taste, and the beautiful wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary, dating seventeenth century, definitely there in 1683, located in a magnificent gilded wooden tabernacle. Furthermore above the altar there is an architrave surmounted by statues.

In the nineteenth century, the sanctuary went to meet deterioration and abandonment. Its recovery was fortunately started at the end of the first half of '900.

A visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary Comabbio may be combined with a day at Lake Monate.

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Comabbio (Varese)