Theme ART AND CULTURE
Sassola sanctuary in Campogalliano
The Sanctuary was built in 1745 to house a venerated image of the Madonna. The artifact, painted on wood and dating probably to the seventeenth century, was found among the stones (or sassi) on the banks of the Secchia River—hence the name “Sassola.” The Sanctuary houses an extraordinary collection of ex-votos from the 1700s to the present.
The façade is quite simple and the inside has a single nave.
The main altar is crowned by the miraculous image of the Virgin of Sassola. There is an interesting collection of votive paintings dating from the XVIII and XIX centuries.
Winter weekdays, Sundays and holidays: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 noon and 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.