St. Miro Church in Sorico

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St. Miro Church in Sorico, Como province, is a little Church in Romanesque style of the 13th century. It’s at 319 meters above sea level on St. Michael hill. In the past it was dedicated to St. Michael and of the previous building there are some frescos of the 14th century and a single window. The Church in the 16th century was dedicated to St. Mir, whose body was found inside the chapel.

When Miro died in 1381, he was buried in the Church and the tumb became place of pilgrimage for the pray against the drought. From 1452 it has been subjected to renewals, at the and of 19th century there was the discovering of some important frescos under layers of lime of the medieval times and later with the destruction of a wall, the old access to the chapel was found.

A legend says that St. Miro came to Sorico walking on the lake on his cloak.

The Church is reachable by a muleteer from Antica Via Regina, it’s opened only for religious services.

Photos by Virginia Merlini, Valerio Carletto and Wikipedia

 

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Indirizzo:SS340dir, 17, 22010 Sorico, CO, Italia
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