Alleged apparition of the Virgin Mary to Santina, a shepherdess dumb from birth, who received her words in a miraculous way. A Church was constructed and then enlarged between 1603 and 1640.
Source: "Marian Apparitions" by Marino Gamba Ed.Segno
The shrine, in the territory of Montefortino, stands isolated in the mountains and takes its name from the nearby stream Ambro, a tributary of Tenna. Especially in summer, for the beauty and charm of the place, there is a tremendous influx of tourists and pilgrims.
The origins of Marian devotion in this place is an apparition, told in a plaque with the following words:
"In May, one thousand of the Holy Virgin., Surrounded by extraordinary splendor, appeared in this sacred rock to the humble shepherdess, Santina, mute since birth. The girl got the gift of speech in the award of the prayers and offerings of wild flowers that every day was an image of the Virgin, placed in the hollow of a beech tree. "
In the chapel to worship the statue of the apparition of the Virgin and Child placed there in 1562.
Feast of the Madonna dell 'Ambro is the second Sunday in May.
Santuario della Madonna dell'Ambro
Lavini, Pietro. Up in the mountains.