Santuario della Madonna del Sasso In ORSELINA, Switzerland Most striking of all Locarno's sights is the Franciscan Santuario della Madonna del Sasso church, an impressive ochre vision floating above the town on a wooded crag (sasso means rock) and consecrated in 1487 on the spot where, seven years earlier, the Virgin had appeared to Brother Bartholomeo da Ivrea from the San Francesco monastery in the town. Take FUNICULAR!
SIGHTS. Basílica De Nuestra Señora Del Pilar. This 16th- and 17th-century basilica on the bank of the Ebro River has an almost Asian style with its domes and towers. Thousands of the faithful travel here annually to pay homage to the tiny statue of the Virgen del Pilar in the Holy Chapel. The na