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Castelluccio and the Sanctuary of Madonna del Faggio

Castelluccio is a small village about 6 km away from Porretta Terme to 811 meters above sea level and thanks to its position it dominates the surrounding valleys. In the second half of the 800s Alessandro Manservisi probably chose Castelluccio to build his castle because of its central and strategic position. In Castelluccio it is possible to visit the Manservisi Castle, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the Sanctuary of the Beata Vergine del Faggio and the Laborantes Museum managed by the local Pro Loco Il Faggio. Castelluccio is also an excellent starting point for wonderful walks among chestnut, beech and fir woods. Routes of all kinds, mountain biking and during the winter season you can practice cross-country skis on equipped slopes starting from the ex nursery I monti.

Worth visiting is the small and enchanting sanctuary of the Madonna del Faggio, immersed in a beautiful beech forest. It is possible to reach the sanctuary by continuing from Castelluccio by car, but the last stretch of about 600 meters to reach the church there is a nice walk along a path that winds through the woods. Like many shrines, he was born with a devotion to the terracotta image of the Virgin Mary, hung according to legend to a large beech. The actual birth of the sanctuary is dated around 1770. On July 26th of each year, for more than two centuries, the legend of the apparition is celebrated with the religious procession and a great food and wine festival organized
by the Pro Loco.