Santuario di S. Maria dei Ghirli, Campione d'Italia

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  • A few hundred meters from the historic center of The Champion of Italy and the well-groomed landing for ferries from Lugano, silently secluded to promote religious meditation, the historic Sanctuary of the Ghirli surprises both for its austere overlooking the lake through a wide double four-ramp staircase, both for the beauty of its fresh decoration, which spans several centuries from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. Emblem of the historical peculiarity of the inhabitants (the centuries-old artistic-working "migration" of the Champion Masters in other regions, symbolized by the name "Ghirli" or "Guirli", that is, the swallows that lay on the roof at certain times of the year), the Thirteenth century Gothic-Baroque Shrine, dedicated to the S.Virgin Announced, constitutes a beautiful pictorial excursus from the Middle Ages (beautiful frescoes of the Public Hall dedicated to the life of St. John the Baptist of the so-called Master of Champion) to the Baroque ( the 17th-century frescoes of the part of the Sanctuary beyond the railing, performed by Isidore Bianchi and his students, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin), not to mention the accurate frescoes painted by the De Veris around the fifteenth century in the Porticato called "De Veris"). For the originality of the location, overlooking Lake Ceresio, and the quality of the pictorial decoration, present inside and outside the building, the Sanctuary of the Ghirli is worth a visit, as well as the faithful, also of tourists (I would suggest the arrival to from Lugano or Paradise).
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  • This is a lovely place and the view over lake Lugano is amazing. Very peaceful and a very old church. Just beautiful  more »
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  • Beautiful and in a lovely location.
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  • It is a wonderful 'jewel', a small shrine precious for its meaning and for its works of art. Both restored and intact. Our Lady of the Ghirli protected fishermen in the old days and now protects all those who need it. 🕯🕯🕯
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