It was built in 1634 by Duke Francesco I d'Este and designed by Bartolomeo Avanzini, the architect of the Doge’s Palace of Sassuolo, to keep the image of the Virgin with Child, a fifteenth century mural, traditionally believed to have come from the castle entrance portal. Various miraculous events that saved the town of Fiorano from fires, attacks and plagues were attributed to the image, as testified by the numerous votive offerings collected over the centuries.
Every day, 7.30 a.m. to 8 p.m
Tickets and admission
To know before you go
Access to the image of the Virgin and the collection of votive offerings is only permitted before and after religious services; bookings are necessary at other times.