Madonna del Sasso Sanctuary – Lake Orta
Madonna del Sasso, aka Cusio’s Balcony was finished in 1748, consecrated in 1771 and is without doubt the most panoramic of all the religious sites on Lake Orta. In the 1500’s it was a simple cross then came a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows before becoming the Sanctuary admired today. The white granite-like rock the Sanctuary is set on had always been been used as fine building material. Originally there was a chapel here dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows and after a number of healings the place became better known and a Church was then built to replace the chapel. The Church had a niche in which a small statue of Our Lady of the Rosary was kept a sit was thought to bring miracles.
The current complex was a project of Pietro Paolo Minola from Boleto who after having received the grace of Our Lady decided to have a new Sanctuary built at his expense,to replace the old one. Work began around 1725, thanks also to contributions from the inhabitants of Boleto. In 1748 the Church was completed while the bell tower and the house on the side of the Church were completed in 1760. The Sanctuary was officially consecrated in 1771 by the Bidhop of Novara.
The Church is in the form of a Greek cross, in Baroque style with two lateral alters. The architecture and frescoes are by the painter and architect from Valsesia, Lorenzo Peracino. The altar piece, belonging to the old sanctuary, is a 16th century painting of the Pietà on wood by Fermo Stella da Caravaggio.
Nel 1998, for its 250th anniversary, the whole complex was restored.
RAY HEFFERNAN performance
LIVE MUSIC… NOT TO BE MISSED Friday 18 / 18.00 – RAY HEFFERNAN 🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸 musician and composer, author of the famous piece Angels “by #RobbieWilliams Exclusively at the Vecchio Circolo Lortallo to cheer guests during the aperitif and dinner. RECOMMENDED TABLE RESERVATION CALL ☎️ + 39 0322 1902034 old club of Lortallo / Ameno Once an inn and meeting point in the small village of Lortallo, at the foot of Mount Mesma. Today a contemporary, chromatic and geometric kitchen laboratory. There is evolution and research. Above all fun dishes, to be appreciated even with the eyes. The new adventure of a young chef and an experienced patron (his is the boeuc wine bar in Orta) takes place in the scenery of the Pre-Alps, the nearby Lake of Orta and the Agogna valley. A conjunction between past and future to be covered by walking (up to the table) among the green paths that wind through the hills.
Lake Orta wine festival 2021
Lake Orta wine festival 2021, returns as every year, after the suspension of 2020, and we are now in the seventh edition, the appointment with the Lago d’Orta Wine Festival promoted by the Lago d’Orta Tourist Union, which will take place for the 2021 edition on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 August at the square in front of the Mottarone cable car. PROGRAM Sunday 29th August 12.00 Stand opening 5.00 pm Deejay set Mr Tambourine 7.00 pm Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms Monday 30th August 12.00 Stand opening Gorgonzola tasting 5.00 pm Deejay set Mr Tambourine TASTING Selected wines from upper Piedmont and typical products Tasting Euro 15 including the glass stand path free admission wine sales at cellar price INFO wine festival Info: +39.349.0576090 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lagodorta.piemonte.it SEGUI I NOSTRI SOCIAL