Church and Hermitage of San Nicolao

Vicolo San Nicolao, 6872 Somazzo,

At 700 metres above sea level, directly above Mendrisio’s wineries, is the small church and Hermitage of San Nicolao. A mediaeval legend has it that on certain nights a light used to be seen shining here on this cliff (hence its name “Monte della Stella” or “Star Mountain”), where in 1413 a bishop from Como found an ancient image of Mary (only partially preserved) and ordered an oratory to be buil...

Opening dates 01.04 - 31.10
ARCHITECTURE Ancient and religious architecture
Vicolo San Nicolao, 6872 Somazzo
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