Santuario dell'Addolorata di Castelpetroso

Santuario dell'Addolorata di Castelpetroso

Santuario dell'Addolorata di Castelpetroso

Santuario dell'Addolorata di Castelpetroso
4.5
What people are saying

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
The area
Address

4.5
485 reviews
Excellent
322
Very good
129
Average
25
Poor
8
Terrible
1

Van1930
Yonkers, NY86 contributions
A bit out of the way depending on where you are, but a good pilgrimage
Aug 2019
I made a vow that I would visit it on my next trip for personal reasons. I was staying in Silvi, Abruzzo and it was about 2 hours. However, it is a beautiful church, but it is not one of the medieval or Renaissance churches we've come to know in Italy. It is relative ly new, starting construction in the 1800's. It was built where Mary, the mother of Jesus was known to appear. The church is beautiful, but to be fair, it will mean a lot more if you are going for a pilgrimage or for religious reasons.
If you decide to take the 'steps' up on the side of the basilica, up to the spot where Mary appeared, it is deceiving. They are not short steps but very long, i.e. two steps to walk the step to the next one. And they are not paved and in some spots difficult to walk on, especially if you do not have good walking shoes, sneakers, etc.
They have a gift shop, free pamphlets and overall, a nice experience.
Written 30 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joseph G
Montreal, Canada4,191 contributions
Stunning church and location
Jun 2018 • Family
This amazing neogothic church/sanctuary, set on a hill and surrounded by nature, was started in 1890 but only fully completed in 1975!
My first visit was way back in 1992. This past summer I returned and found the place to be with easy access, well kept and services nearby (bars restaurants and even resort hotel).
The church itself is stunning and imposing with the facade featuring 3 sections,with three portals, two bell towers and an octagonal dome and above it, an octagonal lantern.
Within the interior is an octagonal hall , the main altar and side chapels.
The day of my visit the church was packed as a wedding was bein celebrated.
The sanctuary also hossts a via crucis in the mountain.
Written 17 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniele I
Edinburgh, UK291 contributions
Wonderful, superb and mind-blowing!
Jul 2018 • Solo
What an excellent attraction and place of worship! My (priest) cousin took me to this place on my latest visit to family. I’d never heard of it before!

The church/chapel itself is so marvellously beautiful, and boasts a very interesting history, the story of which is depicted in a dedicated ‘museum’ nearby.

The local countryside displays pockets of statues of historical events in the appearance of the Virgin Mary to two young shepherdesses.

Very interesting, beautiful, amazing and meditative.

Well worth visiting.
Written 16 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Claudia B
4 contributions
Amazing place to visit
May 2018 • Couples
A lovely big Santuario, with beautiful decorations. No entry fee. Pope Francisco visited it :) and me too!
Written 2 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mcowan910
Vancouver, Canada60 contributions
Madonna in the mountains
Jul 2017 • Friends
The Santuario of the Madonna Maria Addolorata is located in the mountains of Molise.
She is the patron saint of the Molise region of Italy.
The Madonna first apparition was in 1888.
The church was started in 1890 and finished in 1975. Pilgrims from all over visit this site.
Unless you have a car, it is difficult to reach by local transport, however, from Isernia, its only 10km, an inexpensive taxi.
During the week its very quiet, bring a box lunch and soak in the beautiful vistas from every point of the grounds.
Written 16 September 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

74marianne
Molfetta, Italy29 contributions
Lovely
Sep 2016 • Family
Lovely quiet place. Outside It looks like a Castle. Inside It is beautiful church with paintings of all saints. Really worth to visit.
Written 29 August 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ck1ck
New York City, NY71 contributions
OMG
Jul 2017 • Friends
Great experience beautiful and well kept.
On top of a mountain with a great view of the city.
Spent the weekend there in a hotel near by.
Written 10 July 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tiziana G
Richmond Hill, Canada38 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2016 • Family
Gorgeous church in the mountain. Nice mass. nice gift shop with religious items at a fair price. I would recommend.
Written 5 August 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

italiandutchmaiden
Florida163 contributions
Beautiful, Serene and a must see!
Sep 2015 • Family
It is so large a building, one can see it from far away. The architecture is gorgeous.
The setting in the mountains is so quiet and serene, a wonderful place e to meditate and reflect.
Written 11 September 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LMDD
Bolton, UK102 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug 2015 • Couples
Great church set high upon a hillside, with stunning views. Nice to look around, with some lovely frescos.
Written 2 September 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 11
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Santuario dell'Addolorata di Castelpetroso