The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

Nostra Signora di Lourdes

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes was built in 1911 according to the wish of Clara Gilardini, who made a vow following an eye illness.

The young lady recovered and had a statue of the Virgin erected. Following this a cave was excavated for a grotto. The present chapel is from 1921-1922, work of the engineer Gabriello Gorino Gorino also received the assignment to set out the interior of the grotto.

The chapel was consecrated in 1922; inside there are paintings by the artist Crida.


Suggested period
Opening period
Starting point
Situato in Frazione Martassina. Per info: 0123 55102

Recommended for

  • Families
  • Everybody


Going in the direction of Balme, three kilometers from Ala di Stura you cross the hamlet of Martassina where there is a spacious car park

The sanctuary is reached by way of a flight of steps. There is a ramp for the disabled.


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