Chiesa di Santa Maria in Vado, Ferrara

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Santa Maria in Vado is a church located on Via Borgovado number 3 in Ferrara, Region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.HistoryThe church derives its name from a guado or fording that was located nearby. A church at the site was documented since the tenth century, but on Easter of 1171, a eucharistic miracle occurred when blood spouted from the host during consecration. This made the church an object of pilgrimage. This miracle that appears to confirm transubstantiation resembles the subsequent events depicted in The Mass at Bolsena by Raphael.Reconstruction was started in 1495 under the patronage of Ercole de' Roberti under the designs of Biagio Rossetti. The church contains paintings by Carlo Bononi, Camillo Filippi, Prospero Fontana, Giuseppe Antonio Ghedini, and Domenico Mona.
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  • Jesuit on the outside, baroque inside, is a beautiful church, but is in repairs. It has works by Carlo Bononi and Bastianino (Sebastiano Filippi), local artists who are worth knowing. To the right of the main altar, at the end of the corridor (Transcepto), there is another altar where a miracle occurred in 1171 when, from the consecrated host, Blood splashed. The original ceiling still retains some red marks, which can be seen when climbing a ladder. For those who believe, it is the ideal place for a visit.
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  • We were there on a hot sunny day - but it was difficult to see due to the darkness inside the church.  more »
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  • Probably the most beautiful church in Ferrara. Inside you can find impressive traces of an eucharistic miracle.
  • Monumental interior, holy mass at 9 pm
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