The cult of water
According to legend, the Sanctuary of Acquasanta was built in the eighteenth century in a place where the Madonna appeared. The building stands near the Rio dei Boschi (woods’ stream) not far from an ancient water mill.
The name of the sanctuary derives from a marble statue of the Blessing Virgin and Child, kept in a newsstand next to the entrance.
Fonte: Il Culto delle Acque, Luciano Livio Calzamiglia, Giampiero Laiolo, Edizioni Delfino Moro, 2006
Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Claudio Cecchi