• 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

Hotel Miravalle**

  • Mountains
Hotel Miravalle**
593 mt

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.
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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

Where to sleep

CA' ERMINIA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
CA' ERMINIA
447 mt

GENZIANELLA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
GENZIANELLA
656 mt

RIFUGIO ALPE PONTE

Lanzada
RIFUGIO ALPE PONTE
2.15 km

MIRAGE

Lanzada
MIRAGE
2.21 km

RIFUGIO MOTTA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO MOTTA
2.91 km

RIFUGIO LAGO PALU'

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO LAGO PALU'
3.82 km

B&B BERNINA

Torre di Santa Maria
B&B BERNINA
4.47 km

RIFUGIO VENTINA

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO VENTINA
5.73 km

RIFUGIO GERLI PORRO

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO GERLI PORRO
5.89 km

RIFUGIO MUSELLA

Lanzada (SO)
RIFUGIO MUSELLA
6.22 km

RIFUGIO BOSIO GALLI

Torre di Santa Maria
RIFUGIO BOSIO GALLI
6.57 km

GEMBRO

Chiesa in Valmalenco
GEMBRO
6.62 km

RIFUGIO LONGONI

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO LONGONI
6.66 km

RIFUGIO POSCHIAVINO

Lanzada
RIFUGIO POSCHIAVINO
7.37 km

RIFUGIO ZOIA

Lanzada
RIFUGIO ZOIA
7.37 km

RIFUGIO TARTAGLIONE - CRISPO

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO TARTAGLIONE - CRISPO
7.38 km

RIFUGIO CARATE

Lanzada
RIFUGIO CARATE
7.69 km

RIFUGIO CRISTINA

Lanzada
RIFUGIO CRISTINA
7.99 km

RIFUGIO CA' RUNCASCH

Lanzada
RIFUGIO CA' RUNCASCH
8.27 km

RIFUGIO DEL GRANDE CAMERINI

Chiesa in Valmalenco
RIFUGIO DEL GRANDE CAMERINI
8.92 km