Loreto is a hilltown and of the comune Italian province of Ancona, in the Marche. It is most commonly known as the seat of the Basilica della Santa Casa, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site.
Location [ edit ]
Loreto is located 127 metres (417 feet) above sea-level on the right bank of the
Musone river. It is 22 kilometres (14 miles) by rail south-southeast of Ancona. Like many places in the Marche, it provides good views from the Apennines to the Adriatic.
Main sights [ edit ]
Loreto's main monuments occupy the four sides of the
piazza: the college of the Jesuits, the Palazzo Comunale (formerly the Palazzo Apostolico), designed by Bramante, with an art gallery with works of Lorenzo Lotto, Vouet and Annibale Carracci as well as a collection of maiolica, and the Shrine of the Holy House ( Santuario della Santa Casa).
The city has also a massive line of walls designed by
Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, which were erected from 1518 and reinforced in the 17th century.
Gallery [ edit ]
Basilica della Santa Casa from behind
Basilica della Santa Casa
Twin towns - sister cities [ edit ]
twinned with: [1 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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