On the way to Montalcino is the Sanctuary of Madonna of rescue. A stop at the Sanctuary to invoke the Madonna of rescue is a must for all pilgrims visiting the Val d’Orcia. The building was built in 1330 in place of the small church of Porta al Corniolo where an ancient panel depicting the Virgin Mary was displayed. Between 1400 and 1600 the building was definitively extended.
The facade of Francesco Paccagnini was enlarged in 1829. Inside the Sanctuary are the canvas of the Holy Family, by the Sienese artist Stefano Volpi, and the Crucifixion by Francesco Vanni.
Where: Via Pietro Strozzi, 4, 53024 Montalcino.
Timetable: Mass: summer holiday 9.00. Festive winter 9.00.
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