The monument of the Sanctuary of Mount Lussari
The monument is a gift from the Navarca Cultural Association (Aiello) and from the creator Eligio D'Ambrosio (from Castions di Strada) to celebrate the 650th jubilee of the Virgin of Mount Lussari.
Photos: opening ceremony of the monument dedicated to pilgrims ascending Mount Lussari and particularly to pilgrims walking the Heavenly Way.
The monument and the opening ceremony
Postcards with the monument
The monument shows the patriarchal cross of Aquileia. The cross has been realised on the special reddish stone coming from Verzegnis in two different ways, one for each side of the stone slab. The overall weight is 20 quintals. One side shows an engraved cross, the other side shows a cross realised from iron nails.
The monument is more than 2.20 metres high and more than 1.50 metres wide.
It is located behind the hill of the Sanctuary, at about 200 metres from the church. If you take the old pilgrim's trail you will notice the monument even from a great distance, standing like a kind of door on top of the hill. This is why during the inauguration this monument was nicknamed "the Door to the Sanctuary of Mount Lussari".
- Description of the monument (flier): monument of the Sanctuary of Mount Lussari - 521 KB, PDF