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Hostel-Casa del Pellegrino PIETRALBA in Nova Ponente (Bolzano)

Località Pietralba - Monte San Pietro - 39050 Nova Ponente (Bolzano)
Number of beds100
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At the Sanctuary of Pietralba: place of peace and prayer, habitual stay of Albino Luciani and destination of pilgrimages from all over Europe.

The Sanctuary originated in 1553 when the Virgin Mary appeared to Leonhard Weißensteiner to heal him from his illness. She asked him to build, as a thank you, a chapel where the faithful could go to invoke and praise her.

The original chapel immediately became the destination of many pilgrims and it was soon necessary to build a church. The current baroque basilica was completed in 1654.

Since Pope John Paul II arrived in Pietralba on July 17, 1988, the influx of visitors has greatly increased.

Following a forest path, for about 20 minutes to the east, you can climb to the Leonhard hermitage, a charming place where the virgin appeared at the Weißensteiner and from where you can enjoy the view towards some peaks of the Dolomites: the Catinaccio, the Marmolada and the Latemar.

The pilgrimage site with the church, the pilgrims' hostel (built in 1897), the shop and a large parking lot is ideal not only for pilgrims but also for many hikers. Pietralba is an ideal starting point for mountain hikes.

Within 200 m. church, bus stop, bar / restaurant. Within 1 km inhabited area. Between 1 and 5 km ATM, supermarket, pharmacy. Over 10 km train station, airport, hospital.

Minimum 2 nights.

Specific details

Profile of the guest Single Male, Single Female, Priest, Nun, Couple, Family, Family with children, Parish youth group, Parish group, Pilgrims
Reason for stay Pilgrimages, Spiritual retreats, Prayer meetings, Spiritual exercises, Experiences of silence, Vocation research, Colonies, Holidays / Tourism, Week end, White weeks
When to go January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Type of structure Sanctuary, Holiday house, Holiday home, Hostel
Structure management Religious property with hospitality management entrusted to lay people
Area Mountain
Treatment Half board, Full board
A partire da € 35 in pernottamento con prima colazione
Accommodation type Single, Doubles, Triple / Multiple, Rooms for the disabled
Common services Church, Chapel, Religious assistance, Garden, Children’s play area, Outdoor space for activities, Meeting room, Conference room, Coach parking, Cellular network coverage, Wi-Fi
Accommodation facilities Bathroom in the room, Mini-bar, Heating
Sconto per titolari di ORI Card fino al 10%
Sconto OriCard pernottamento e prima colazione 5%
Sconto OriCard mezza pensione 5%
Sconto OriCard pensione completa 10%


Località Pietralba - Monte San Pietro - 39050 Nova Ponente (Bolzano)