The small country church of the “Madonna delle Grazie” is located a few hundred meters from the historic center of Massignano.
The small country church of the Madonna delle Grazie, in the past also known as Madonna di Mario (by Mario Di Giacomo, the devout mason who had rebuilt it at the beginning of ‘900 with the collaboration of the Massignanese community)is located a few hundred meters from the historic center of Massignano, easily accessible on foot.
The church hosted every Tuesday after Easter a popular religious festival very well known in the surrounding area, during which an important fair took place.
The day was completed by a very participatory procession, the blessing of the new born, the race of ‘ngiocchetta with boiled eggs and finally the fireworks.
The small building has been renovated again in recent times thanks to the work of some masons villagers.
Worth mentioning, a few tens of meters downhill towards the village, the presence of an old wash house now in disuse known as “Fontevecchia” (hence the name of the same ditch and the road)where, until the second half of the ‘900, people went to fill the pitchers with water for domestic use and wash the clothes by hand.
Here are some points of interest that we suggest you to visit to continue to discover all the beauties of the territory of Massignano.
From the town as from several points of the surrounding countryside open to the eyes glimpses of wonderful beauty: the hills dotted with small villages stretch out like a rolling carpet between the blue of the Adriatic Sea and the Sibillini mountains, also known as “blue mountains”.
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