The Santuario of the Madonna del Colle is a convent with associated basilica in the municipality of Lenola in the province of Latina. In order to reach the sanctuary, it is necessary to climb the Scalinata della Pace.
Madonna del Colle Sanctuary Lenola
Address: Largo, Via Santuario del Colle – 04025 Lenola. Phone: +39 0771 598396. Opening times: From 07:30 till 20:00. Ticket price: Free. (Note that prices and times may be subject to change.)
History and description
The monastery was built on the top of a mountain towering above a plain that reaches all the way to the sea. Surrounding the sanctuary are the ancient forests of the Parco Naturale dei Monti Aurunci.
To get to the monastery from Lenola, which is almost 500 meters above sea level, one must climb a 110-step staircase called the Scalinata della Pace.
The Santuario was consecrated on September 8, 1610.
The architect was Ambrini. The facade is characterized by brickwork and the portal is made of bronze.
Inside the basilica is an 18th century painting depicting the Virgin Mary.