"Sanctuario della Santa Casa" Loreto Things to Do Tip by mary2u99
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Sanctuario della Santa Casa, one of the world's most important shrines to the Virgin Mary, in the hill town of Loreto, 30 km south-west of Ancona.
It houses the simple stone hut where, according to tradition, the Holy Family lived and where the Annunciation took place.The Holy House was shipped here by crusaders in 1291 when the Saracens invaded The Holy Land.
The Black Madonna of Loreto is a modern copy of the original destroyed in a fire in 1921