• Art & Culture

Sanctuary in Primolo

Built in the second 1688, the Sanctary of the Our Lady of Graces in Primolo is still a pilgrimage destination.

The inhabitants of Primolo aimed at building a Church to suit their own spiritual needs withouth having to reach Chiesa to attend Mass. Despite the idea the inhabitants of Primolo had in mind was that of a modest building, the priest Giovanni Chiesa wanted to build a Sanctuary located in a prominent spot, clearly visible from the whole valley and destined to become a pilgrimage destination. Following years of disagreement, the priest managed to convince his parishioners: the Virgin Mary appeared to him in a dream and ordered the priest to built a Sanctuary dedicated to her right where he had always wanted. 

Over the 18° Century the sanctuary became one of the most important of the province and it soon became customary to celebrate the feast of the Sanctuary on the first Sunday of August with a procession with the statue of the Virgin Mary through the streets of the town. 

The devotion to the Virgin of Primolo led to the emergence  of traditions in which sacred and profane features overlap. This is the case of the "glass scratching": women looking for an husband scratch the glass of the niche that preserves the statue of the Virgin.

Take me here: Sanctuary in Primolo

Places

The ancient "Giovello"

  • Parks
The ancient "Giovello"
647 mt

Bike rental - Rent Bike Palù

  • Active & Green
Bike rental - Rent Bike Palù
822 mt

Rhaetian Alps

Valmalenco is embraced by majestic peaks, such as Mount Disgrazia, Piz Bernina, Piz Scalino
  • Winter
Rhaetian Alps
944 mt

Church of Saint Emily

  • Art & Culture
Church of Saint Emily
1.23 km

Church of Saint Elizabeth

  • Art & Culture
Church of Saint Elizabeth
1.81 km

Rif. Alpe Ponte 1521m

Alpe Ponte
  • Mountains
Rifugio Alpe Ponte
2.03 km

Church of St. Anthony

  • Art & Culture
Church of St. Anthony
2.55 km

Rif. Motta 2236m

Cima Motta
  • Mountains
Rif. Motta 2236m
2.79 km

"Isola" di San Giuseppe sports center

  • Active & Green
Centro sportivo di fondo a San Giuseppe
3.52 km

Rifugio Lago Palù 1965m

Alpe Palù
  • Mountains
Rifugio Lago Palù - riproduzione riservata
3.92 km

Parish church of St James and St Philip

  • Art & Culture
Parish church of St James and St Philip
4.1 km

Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Alpini

  • Art & Culture
Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Alpini
4.1 km

The Bagnada mine and museum

  • Art & Culture
The Bagnada mine and museum
4.25 km

Church of Santa Maria Nascente

  • Art & Culture
Church of Santa Maria Nascente
4.53 km

Rif. Gerli Porro 1960 m

Alpe Ventina
  • Mountains
Riproduzione riservata
5.63 km

Rif. Ventina 1960m

Alpe Ventina
  • Mountains
Rif. Ventina 1960m
5.73 km

Rural settlement of Scilironi

Scilironi can be considered a rational production unit linked to the land.
  • Parks
Scilironi in Valmaleno
6.09 km

Rif. Musella 2021m

Alpe Musella
  • Mountains
Rif. Musella 2021m
6.29 km

Rif. Mitta 2021m

Alpe Musella
  • Mountains
Rif. Mitta 2021m
6.34 km

Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m

Alpe Airale
  • Mountains
Rif. Bosio Galli 2086m
6.54 km

Where to sleep

LA LANTERNA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
LA LANTERNA
365 mt

PIZZO SCALINO RESIDENCE

Chiesa in Valmalenco
PIZZO SCALINO RESIDENCE
399 mt

CA' ERMINIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
CA' ERMINIA
447 mt

FUNIVIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
FUNIVIA
457 mt

PIGNA D'ORO

Chiesa in Valmalenco
PIGNA D'ORO
477 mt

LA BETULLA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
LA BETULLA
523 mt

B&B LA CADULA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
B&B LA CADULA
595 mt

MIRAVALLE

Chiesa in Valmalenco
MIRAVALLE
595 mt

TERRE AROMATICHE

Chiesa in Valmalenco
TERRE AROMATICHE
604 mt

GENZIANELLA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
GENZIANELLA
656 mt

APPARTAMENTO VIA S. PIETRO

Chiesa in Valmalenco
APPARTAMENTO VIA S. PIETRO
729 mt

MIRAMONTI

Chiesa in Valmalenco
MIRAMONTI
801 mt

MOTTA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
MOTTA
839 mt

CAMPEGGIO AL MULINO

Chiesa in Valmalenco
CAMPEGGIO AL MULINO
911 mt

B&B PERLA ALPINA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
B&B PERLA ALPINA
959 mt

TREMOGGIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
TREMOGGIA
971 mt

LA ROCCA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
LA ROCCA
992 mt

CHALET REZIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
CHALET REZIA
1.12 km

RIFUGIO MOTTA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO MOTTA
1.23 km

ROSEG

Chiesa in Valmalenco
ROSEG
1.41 km