Santuario di Montenero

Santuario della Madonna di Montenero

On a hill which overlooks the sea and the port of Livorno Montenero stands. Once the refuge of robbers and that is the place dark, the mountain of the devil, this place has become famous for the presence of vallombrosano shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Grace. According to tradition a shepherd in 1345 cripple was healed after having conducted on the summit of the hill a miraculous image of the Virgin, by then considered a source of grace and devotion from those who are targeting. Around this icon arose today's Shrine, a pilgrimage continues.
A visit to this site can be particularly evocative for anyone, regardless of personal religious reasons. One of the main reasons of interest is due to the collection of votive offerings that are kept in large rooms that surround the church, this is the largest collection of its kind in Italy. In addition to witnessing the faith of those who commissioned these works are useful snapshots of everyday life in different periods, many are painted boards that show people with their customs, roads, sea, houses, media transport. Along with pieces of coarse invoice there are other valuable art manufacturing, among which the horse of Giovanni Fattori, The motorcyclist and the Port of Livorno by Renato Natali.

Opening Hours


Summer Hours
Monday-Saturday: 7-12.30 and 14.30-18; holidays: 7-12.45 and 14.30-18.30

Winter hours
Monday-Saturday: 7-12.30 and 14.30-19; holidays: 7-12.45 and 14.30-19


Summer hours: 9-12 and 15-18
Winter hours only on Sundays and public holidays: 9.30-12 and 15.30-17.30

Site web:

Telephone 0586-579627
Fax 0586-577734

Getting there

  • By train
    The nearest station is to Livorno Centrale, from there take up to half Montenero
  • By plane
    The nearest airport is Pisa from where it is necessary to take a train to get to Livorno
  • By bus


  • May 15, Liturgical Feast of Madonna di Montenero patron saint of Tuscany, is celebrated with a diocesan pilgrimage
  • September 8 at the popular festival of the nativity of Our Lady
  • 12 September Liturgical Celebration of the name of Mary

Santuario di Montenero