High on the hill, Loreto is a small town that lives completely around the “Holy House”, one of the most famous and worshipped monument of the Christianity.
According to the tradition, the house where the Virgin Mary was born, was carried by the angels flying from Nazareth to these places during the night between the 9th and the 10th December 1294, and placed on a verdant hill of laurels (from which the name of Loreto).
According to the historical theory, more scientific but not less suggestive, were the crusaders that carried the precious dwelling, which since the 14th century, has become destination of pilgrimage for millions of believers coming from all over the world.
In 1468 began the construction of the huge Sanctuary, around the Holy House, that lasted for nearly three centuries, and in which took part the most famous architects and artists of that time, and the painters and ceramists of the most important renaissance schools.
The holy House is protected by a marble covering of extraordinary beauty, while the big dome of Giuliano towers it as majestic and protective pavilion.
In time, around the Sanctuary, developed the town centre, whose most ancient part is closed inside the boundary walls. The hills on which Loreto is located, offer an enchanting view, that goes from the Adriatic sea to the
The town boasts a production, among the most important of the world, of religious articles, in particular the art of the manufacture of beads. A peculiar activity is that of the manufacture of pipes.
As a meeting point for international cultures, Loreto boasts one of the oldest wine and gastronomic traditions in
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