The apparition of the Blessed Virgin of the Quercia, patroness of the Nure valley

The apparition of the Blessed Virgin of the Quercia, patroness of the Nure valley
In 1496 the Madonna appeared to a shepherd girl near an oak tree on the hill known as the Colle dei Frati near Bettola. News of the apparition led to the birth of a deeply felt popular cult and gave a great impulse to the development of the whole Nure valley.
According to what the Madonna asked the shepherd girl, the inhabitants of the place were to build a church on the site of the apparition and then a Franciscan convent.
The religious house was suppressed under Napoleon and the shrine and convent, used for a short while as a prison, then fell rapidly into ruin.
Only in 1954 was a new chapel constructed on the site of the apparition, close to what remains of the convent.
The oak tree and the statue of Mary are today objects of veneration conserved in the new Shrine of Our Lady of the Quercia (or Oak tree), built at the end of the 19th century in the main square of Bettola.
In 1962 John XXIII issued the pontifical letter "Amicum sidus" (a friendly star) declaring the Blessed Virgin of the Oak tree (Quercia) patroness of the Nure valley.
Related items
  • Chapel of the Apparition
    The Chapel of the Apparition was built in 1954 in the area called i Frati, near the former local prison, to celebrate the apparition of the Virgin in 1496.
  • Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Oak at Bettola
    Construction of the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Quercia, in the imposing piazza Colombo, was completed in 1884 in celebration of the Marian apparition of 1496.

  • Wine & food
    Wine & food
  • Places to eat
  • Nature
    Nature
  • Art and Culture
    Art and Culture
  • Where to stay
  • History of the Nure valley
    History of the Nure valley
  • Traditions and Curiosities
    Traditions and Curiosities
Visit Emilia | visit the Italian food valley
Emilia Romagna Turismo – Sito ufficiale di informazione turistica
Iat Val Nure e Val Chero
Tel +39 0523 870997
iat@valnure.info

Viale del Castello,
29020 Grazzano Visconti, PIacenza, Italy

Opening period
da Marzo a Dicembre

Opening period
from March to December

Opening days:
from Tuesday to Saturday
from 10.00 to 13.00
Sunday
from 10.00 to 13.00
from 14.00 at 17.00
© Tutti i diritti sono riservati
IAT Grazzano Visconti Val Nure e Val Chero - telefono: +39.0523.870997 - fax: +39.0523.870997 email: iat@valnure.info
Privacy Policy
Questo sito o gli strumenti terzi da questo utilizzati si avvalgono di cookie necessari al funzionamento ed utili alle finalità illustrate nella cookie policy. Se vuoi saperne di più o negare il consenso a tutti o ad alcuni cookie, consulta la cookie policy.
Chiudendo questo banner, scorrendo questa pagina, cliccando su un link o proseguendo la navigazione in altra maniera, acconsenti all’uso dei cookie.
Maggiori informazioniOK
- A +
powered by Infonet Srl Piacenza