Piedmont

  • The Sanctuary of Oropa, nigra sum sed formosa

    The Sanctuary of Oropa, nigra sum sed formosa

    A well-established folk tradition, widespread among the valleys of Biella in Piedmont, states that St. Eusebius brought the Black Madonna to the Sanctuary of Oropa. Eusebius, the first bishop of Vercelli since 345, was a fervent opponent of the Arianism. When he refused to subscribe the edicts of the Council of Milan (355), which affirmed […]

  • Segusium and the ancient Roman remains of Susa

    Segusium and the ancient Roman remains of Susa

    Cottius, wise and far-sighted Cottius, king of the Cottians. When Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C., and Rome plunged into a bloody civil war, some of the Gallic tribes settled in Northern Italy took the opportunity to rebel. The Salassians on several occasions barricaded themselves in the Alpine passes, in the hope of getting free […]

  • The Holy Shroud, among science, history and mystery

    The Holy Shroud, among science, history and mystery

    Since its appearance in 1356, the Holy Shroud has generated various and contrasting emotions, theories and beliefs. It represents one of the greatest and most unsolved mysteries of humanity. The image, preserved in Turin, is impressed on a linen cloth and has an incomparable symbolic value that goes beyond the simple material. What is the […]

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