Nestled into the side of a cliff in northern Italy, the Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona is a breathtaking tribute to the lengths man will go to in order to contemplate life and religion in peace. Located near Lake Garda on Mount Baldo, the church seems to float in mid-air thanks to its location on a thin shelf of rock that juts from the cliff. Its relative inaccessibility has been its saving grace, as it’s remained largely untouched through the years.
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The complex is accessible only by foot along two different pilgrimage paths.