Basilica della Beata Vergine della Ghiara

Reggio Emilia

Reggio's most important church was built in 1596 to honour the miracle of a deaf and blind boy named Marchino who regained his voice and hearing after witnessing an apparition of the Virgin Mary in front of the Blessed Virgin of Ghiara painting (by G Bianchi) in 1569. The Virgin has been faithfully reproduced in a chapel inside. Architecturally the basilica is classic baroque, with stunning paintings and frescoes by the top Emiliano artists of the period.

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