Stage 3 – From the Cathedral to the Basilica of the SS. Annunciata
After the Cathedral, the procession arrives in Piazza Cavour, where the Bishop blesses the waters of the lake. Then it resumes its path into via Fontana and, after crossing Piazza Volta, via Garibaldi, where once stood one of the three main gates of the city, with a bastion and a lunette.
Here, leaving the processional route, it is worth making a small detour to via Volta, to visit the church of S. Eusebio.
Returning to the processional itinerary, on the opposite side of via Garibaldi you can see the facade of the Church of the Gallio College, dedicated to S. Maria of Loreto. It is a baroque work of the early eighteenth century, that replaced the old Church of S. Maria in Rondineto, of which there are now just a few remains. Following viale Varese on the left, where once stood the convent of S. Gerolamo of Serviti, and the monastery of S. Margherita, the processional route leads back to the Basilica of SS. Annunciata, where the ritual ends and the miraculous Crucifix is placed .
Point of departure Como, Cathedral
Point of arrival Como, Basilica of the SS. Annunciata
Route type urban
Total length approx. 0,9 km
Time on foot 15 min (excluding visits)
Maximum height 201 m
Paving paved / asphalt
Public transport to the point of departure yes, see sito trasporti pubblici
Public transport from the point of arrival yes, see sito trasporti pubblici
Parking at the point of departure yes, for a fee
Points of interest
In this stage you can find the following points of interest:
* lost church
See the Gallery of this stage: