The Oratory of Our Lady of Grace – Alpe Vercio

The Oratory of Our Lady of Grace is in the splendid panoramic basin in the Vercio mountain pasture, at an altitude of 900 metres, and can be reached only on foot from the hamlet of Bracchio (Mergozzo) or from the Ompio mountain pasture, on the heights of Verbania. When you arrive at the Vercio mountain pasture, you will not only be fascinated by the little oratory, but also by the splendid panorama, with a sweeping view from the lakes to the peaks of the Val Grande National Park.
The Oratory dedicated to Our Lady of Grace was first built in 1728, on the wishes and with the work of the inhabitants of Bracchio, and was later enlarged in 1776.
Every year, on the fourth Sunday in July, traditional celebrations are held at the Vercio mountain pastures: the religious procession crosses the whole of the mountain pasture on foot, providing the community of Mergozzo and its hamlets with an occasion for unity together with tourists, who appreciate this hidden (and super-panoramic!) pearl of the Lower Ossola area increasingly more.

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Devotion
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Ideal for
Everybody
You will discover
Devotion
Nature
History and art
Hidden treasures
IAT di Mergozzo
Corso Roma, 20
28802 Mergozzo (VB)
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