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The Oratory of the Madonna delle Grazie, Piazzano

On the peak of the Passo delle Gavine along the route of the Francigena, you just have to cross the hills which separates the Valfreddana from that of Contesora to find the small Oratory, the last trace of what was perhaps a hospital settlement from the Medieval era. The building features a façade with a unique architrave entrance and two symmetrical windows. Inside, the painted image of the Madonna delle Grazie used to be venerated before it was stolen in the course of the 20th century. The memory of it is commemorated with a celebration in the afternoon every September 8.

Sources: R., Monacci F., Luoghi della devozione, per un catalogo delle microstrutture religiose nel contado lucchese, Italia Nostra Sezione di Lucca Italia 

GENERAL INFO
Address
Via delle Gavine, 5818, 55100 Lucca LU, Italia
Municipality
Piazzano 55100 Lucca (LU)
GPS coordinates
43.891652,10.39319
Contact person
Don Marek Roman Labuc
Telephone
0583 59168
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