In the evening of last Saturday, we felt the sun begin to dwindle in an ancient arcade by the church of Monte Berico in Vicenza.
The Basilica di Monte Berico is a pilgrimage church owing to the legend that the Blessed Virgin appeared on the hill twice during a time of great tribulation in Vicenza.
I have heard that many thousands of people make the pilgrimage to Monte Berico each year, ascending the archway in a symbolic gesture. My friend told me that many years ago, the pilgrims would climb their way to the church upon their knees heavy with prayers and devout veneration.
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