Black Madonna Rogaro Like
In the hills of Tremezzo is the town of Rogaro whose old centre consists of 18th century homes grouped around the Baroque church dedicated to Mary. The church houses the famous wooden statue known as the Black Madonna which is said to have been stolen from the Basilica of Einsilden, Switzerland in 1517. On the walls are two 18th century paintings depicting The Mass of St. Gregory and The Martyrdom of St. Peter Thomas. In front of the church there is a square that has the characteristics of a Venetian Campiello.
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