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Loreto "Shrine of the Holy House of the Virgin Mary" Private Tour from Rome provided by Rome Italy Explora

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Loreto "Shrine of the Holy House of the Virgin Mary" Private Tour from Rome

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Loreto is one of the most important sacred places for Catholic pilgrims in the Marches Region. Its history begins December 10, 1924, when the Sanctuary of the Holy House of the Virgin Mary was moved from Nazareth to its current site; this belief is supported by the research that recently has been carried out on the graffiti found inside this house. The sacred house (Santa Casa) has a very simple structure with three walls, each of them reaching the height of three meters, composed of sandstones and refined with a particular technique that was used in Palestine in the time of Jesus. This site is remarkable for its religious and spiritual values as well as for the artistic importance of its highly-decorated marble work. Pope Julius II commissioned Donato Bramante for the marble vestments.
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    Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    The splendid City of Loreto, tucked inside the countryside of the Marches Region, owes its fame to the Sanctuary where the Shrine of the Holy House of the Virgin Mary is preserved and venerated. It is a holy place defined by Pope John Paul II as “the true Marian heart of Christianity.” The sanctuary has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites for the Catholic faith for centuries, having been visited by approximately 200 saints and beatified persons, as well as by numerous Popes. According to ancient tradition, and today substantiated by historical and archaeological research, the Santa Casa is the house from Nazareth where the Virgin Mary was born, educated, and where she received the Annunciation. The house was composed of one room in masonry, with three walls in stone placed so as to enclose a rock cavern.
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Duration
7–8 hours
Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop off with luxury transportation and private chauffeur
  • Private English-speaking tour escort at your disposal
  • Visit of the Sanctuary of the Holy House of the Virgin Mary
  • Entry/Admission - Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto
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  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and Beverages
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when shared with 2 paying adults
  • Dress code required: knees and shoulders must be covered
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Duration: 7–8 hours
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