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Caprino Veronese

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  • Day13

    Spiazzi

    September 11, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    We left beautiful Lake Como today and made our way by bus to Como where we picked up our hire car. This was Brad’s first time driving on this trip and we were both a little anxious. Driving on the other side of the road in a manual car, which means the gears are on the other side, was daunting, but Brad did a great job. In all my research I hadn’t read anything about road tolls but somehow we managed to get through the ones we needed to.

    Our location for our next overnight stay was Spiazzi, a small town in northern Italy, about an hour from Verona. Thankfully most of the driving was on major roads but the drive up the hillside closer to Spiazzi was a bit scary, amazing views but scary none the less. One thing we have noticed is there has been a real haze over the area due to the heat so the sky hasn’t been as blue as we expected. Hopefully it will cool down and the haze will disappear.

    With my “brilliant” navigation and Brad’s amazing driving skills we found our accommodation without too much stress. While our accommodation at Hotel Serena was pretty basic, it was clean and had what we needed for a quick overnight stay. And the most amazing views from the veranda.

    The town itself was gorgeous and had a real charm about it. It was a town full of colour. Set high in the mountains there were views 360 degrees - only problem was the haze made it hard to see too far.

    Still a lovely spot to sit and enjoy a refreshment after our visit to the sanctuary.
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  • Day13

    Madonna Della Corona Sanctuary, Spiazzi

    September 11, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    We took a detour on our way to Verona after I had seen an image of this on the Planet Go instagram and I am so glad we made the trip.

    After checking into our accommodation we made the walk down the side of the mountain to visit the Madonna Della Corona Sanctuary. Along the way were huge, very detailed bronze statues detailing Jesus’ death and resurrection, set against the gorgeous backdrop of the mountains and views. Quite spectacular!!

    The Sanctuary’s location was even more spectacular! It is built into the side of the mountain at 774 meters above sea level, overlooking the valley of the Adige river. The church itself started originally as a monastery dating back to the early 13th century, and has been expanded and rebuilt over the years whilst preserving the original structure.
    The walls along one side of the church is the actual mountain side - totally unbelievable.

    The saddest part of the sanctuary is in the oldest part where the walls are lined with hundreds and hundreds of photos of men, women, and lots of children that have passed away. Lots of memorabilia from the dead has also been placed there. It is a place of sadness and loss.

    Below this was an ossuary that we were not expecting and on display were a couple of mummies and some skulls. This actually felt different to the bones we have previously seen as they weren’t just bones, there was more substance to them. It felt a bit eerie.

    Overall it was an interesting place to visit and the location was amazing. Thankfully there was a bus we could catch back up the hill as I don’t think we could have walked back up as easily as we walked down.
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