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Santuario Santa Maria della neve
Places of worship

The Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Neve

An oasis of peace and religion immersed in nature

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Palazzuolo sul Senio

On the road to the Passo della Colla, through an uncontaminated stretch of beech, chestnut and oak woods, we find Quadalto and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Neve. A small oratory was first built in 1459 and enlarged at the beginning of the 17th century to become the present day church. We are enchanted first by the vast sweeping portico, and then by the inside with its two side aisles and central nave separated by pillars and arches. On the high altar in stone, we can admire a valued image of the Madonna in the style of Botticelli. In the choir chamber, which stands behind precious wrought iron gates by Dino Chini, are two precious Baroque style andirons and a charming 18th century organ. Both the convent, built in 1744, and the ancient Quadalto mill, now occupied by guest rooms, stand near the church.

Open for Holy Mass. Also accommodates school camps and retreats. Tel. +39 055 8046072


Palazzuolo sul Senio
Palazzuolo is a council of the High Mugello
From the XII century the Ubaldini family were the lords of Palazzuolo, taking advantage of the position of the town and rendering it a district market, or rather a centre of commerce and trade. In the XIV century this centre was ceded to Florence; afterwards it became a vicariate and then, under the Medicis it became, together with Marradi, the seat of a captaincy. ...