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Gallinaro, Province of Frosinone, Lazio

In an enchanting position, with a wide view of the whole Comino valley, this center was already known in Roman times, when Cicero explained that it was named after the "Silva Gallinaria", a forest just behind the village.

Info

  • Altitude: 558m a.s.l
  • Population: about 1750 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 03040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0776
  • Patron Saint: St. Gerardo.
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History

For centuries it was a possession of the Montecassino Abbey, later was a fiefdom of the Aquino counts and finally was included in the Kingdom of Naples. In 1947 a seven-year-old girl, Giuseppina Norcia, just before receiving her First Communion told her mother she had seen Child Jesus. In 1974 Giuseppina, by then a widow, started to see Jesus again, this time with Mary, and was asked to build a small church where to keep a miraculously appeared statue of Child Jesus. Since then thousands of pilgrims come to the sanctuary to pray and ask for miracles.

What to see

  • The church of San Giovanni Battista, formerly a medieval castle
  • The church of San Gerardo
  • The sanctuary of Bambin Gesù.

Where to stay

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