From miracle tears to tears for Facchetti
Easily reached by cycle-tourist routes that run along the nearby Adda river, but well connected to the motorway by the BreBeMi exit, Treviglio is famous for its Sanctuary of Tears, built between 1594 and 1619 and included in the route of the Way of St Augustine: 620 kilometres divided into 26 stages touching fifty Marian Sanctuaries in Lombardy.
The miracle linked to this place of worship dates back to 28 February 1522 when French troops led by General Lautrec were preparing to attack the city. Only the miraculous cry of the image of the Madonna and Child, painted on a wall of the Monastery of St. Augustine, could stop the siege.
As well as being the birthplace of football star Giacinto Facchetti, another true Treviglio who was the director Ermanno Olmi, he set a famous scene of the film L'albero degli zoccoli (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), winner of the Palme d'Or at the 31st Cannes Film Festival, in the town where he grew up.
If you want to repeat the devotional destinations in the province of Bergamo, stop in nearby Caravaggio and, if you get there by car, don't forget that on Saturdays and Sundays you can extend the life of your vehicle with the blessings of the vehicles that takes place in the square in front of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Fonte.