Passignano sul Trasimeno

Santuario della Madonna dei Miracoli

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Tourist information and welcome office
Piazza Mazzini 10 - 06061 Castiglione del Lago
In order to reach the shrine of our Lady of Miracles, you have to go to Castel Rigone, a small fraction of Passignano sul Trasimeno.
The sanctuary is located just outside the walls of the village, and it is among the best Renaissance outputs in Umbria. The building was erected in 1494, with the support of the Perugia municipality, as place of protection against the plague; for this reason, it was entitled to Our Lady of Miracles, by the will of Pope Alexander VI.
The structure was totally built with sandstone: the façade was executed by Domenico Bertini, whereas the squat tower was rebuilt in 1851, after the collapse of the previous one in 1531. The sanctuary has a Latin-cross design, with a vast single nave; on the left wall you can admire paintings by the Perugia school dating back to the 1500.
A wooden crucifix is located in the right arm of the transept, within a small Serena stone chapel, frescoed by Tommaso Papacello. The two tondi with figures of the prophets Micah and Isaiah, located on the pillars of the triumph arch, were executed by Domenico Alfani.
On the apse it’s possible to admire the painting depicting the Epiphany, executed by the same Alfani on cartoons belonging to Rosso Fiorentino. The chapel located in the left transect, always in Serena stone, houses a picture of the Virgin with the Child, dating back to the end of (....non capisco qui il secolo), whereas the painting depicting the Coronation of the Virgin by G.B. Caporali, is located above the second altar on the left.