Aerial view of Shrine in Tramileno, Italy
Over a century and half ago, the population of the area was composed of many former emigrants who had repeatedly travelled to southeastern France for work during the summers, thus being close to the La Salette Shrine in France.
A nobleman named Rovereto wanted to express his undying gratitude to Our Lady for the care and hospitality that was given his son, who fled the area to escape the cholera epidemic and grew up strong and healthy. Urged by the deep devotion to Our Lady of La Salette in this area, he decided to build a Shrine in her honor on a nearby mountaintop.
|Facade of Shrine Church|
From the façade of the Shrine Church there is a stone staircase which leads below to three arches, each containing statues of one of the three phases of the apparition, wonderfully restored. The Stations of the Cross, placed like a crown surround the Shrine property, overlook the valley below.
The interior of the Shrine Church
|Church sanctuary with
La Salette scene and frescoes
The La Salette Sanctuary, the final destination of the route for the Treasures of Trambileno, is worth a visit just for the view over the sprawling valley below. Just as with the original sight of the La Salette Apparition, this beautiful Shrine welcomes many pilgrims each year and faithfully celebrates the Feast of September 19th, in thanksgiving for the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette, a lasting gift from heaven above.