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Wayside Shrines of Italy

[image ALT: A grilled niche containing a fresco, apparently of St. Joseph. It is a close‑up view of an edicola, or wayside shrine, in the Via Cava S. Giuseppe, near Pitigliano, Tuscany (central Italy).]

3/29/14 — 5 edicole

[image ALT: A tiny stone 'building', about 1½ meters high, with a pitched roof, on a sstone base. It is adorned with a vase of fresh flowers and sits in the countryside. It is a roadside shrine, or edicola, in Castagnola, Umbria (central Italy).]

5/29/23 — 40 edicole


[image ALT: missingALT. It is a view of a wayside shrine to Virgin Mary in L'Aquila, Abruzzo (central Italy).]
L'Aquila (Abruzzo)
4/10/09 — 1 edicola

[image ALT: A flat ceramic niche, maybe 25 cm tall, depicting the Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus, affixed to a decaying wall. It is an edicola or wayside shrine in Ostia, Lazio (central Italy).]
Ostia (Lazio)
2/22/07 — 1 edicola

[image ALT: A relief carving of the head and shoulders of a mother and her baby. It is a detail of a depiction of the Madonna and Child on a roadside shrine, or madonnina, in Lucrezia, Marche (central Italy).]
Lucrezia (Marche)

2/7/07 — 1 edicola

[image ALT: A close‑up view of the head of a weathered stone statue of a veiled woman — the Virgin Mary — and of the Baby Jesus. Suspended over their heads, metal crowns. Behind her, of the same type of metal, bits of an elaborate baroque canopy or baladacchino can be seen, also of the same metal. It is the shrine of the Madonna del Sagraeto in Chioggia, Veneto (northeastern Italy), described and commented on in detail on this webpage.]
Chioggia (Veneto)

12/2/17 — 1 edicola

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