The Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto is a renowned Catholic pilgrimage site in Loreto, Italy. It houses a renowned replica of the house of the Virgin Mary, as described in the Bible. Architecture buffs will be amazed at the basilica's Baroque and Renaissance style. Pious devotees from all over the world come to witness the miraculous statues depicting Mary in various stages of her life. Besides enshrined relics ranging from caskets to holy urns, visitors are invited to explore the three courtyards of the complex and its various chapels. Prayers, hymns and choirs fill the air, rendering a truly peaceful atmosphere. For the best view of the basilica, head to the neighboring gardens. Photo opportunities are endless here so don’t forget to bring your cameras!