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Santuario della Madonna di Saiano, Rimini

Santuario della Madonna di Saiano - Rimini, Italy
Santuario della Madonna di Saiano
14 Via Saiano, Torriana, Italy 47825Map
+39 0541 67 5107
Neighborhood: Centro storico
Overview

The Sanctuary of the Madonna di Saiano can only be reached on foot or by bike along a small unpaved path that starts at Ponte Verucchio. It stands alone on a rocky spur by the shore of the river Marecchia. Saiano was the site of Carpegna castle which was known to exist as early as 962 CE. At one time Daiano was the destination for women pilgrims who were close to giving birth as it was said that the Madonna appeared in this spot. Today the ancient, Byzantine style cylindrical tower of the fort (perhaps from the 8th Century) and the remains of the walls around the small church can still be seen. The church has three apsidal chapels and an bronze door sculpted by Arnaldo Pomodoro. The church was recently restored and reopened to the public and to worship. It is now the home of a Franciscan monastic community.

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