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Old 09-27-11, 07:25 PM   #1
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Pilgrimage Sites You Haven't Heard Of (panel 10)

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Pedaling to the patron saint of cyclists' chapel in Magreglio, Italy
Ethan Gelber/Trazzler

If you come upon the small, 17th-century Madonna del Ghisallo sanctuary by chance, you instantly know it's no ordinary chapel. The thing is, few people come here by chance. Most make it part of a tough two-wheel pilgrimage (up 5.5 miles and 1,500 feet from Bellagio, the resort town on shores of Italy's Lake Como) to the Beata Vergine Maria del Ghisallo, patroness of cyclists. Dressing every inch of the interior are glass-framed bike jerseys signed by the world's greatest riders and, literally packed into the rafters, are famous bikes used by Italian luminaries of the sport. Next to the shrine is a museum of cycling and, dressing the panoramic lookout, the dramatic pope-blessed Monumento al Ciclista.
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