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Orvieto. Miracolo da Bolsena
Travel guide for Tuscany
       
   


Orvieto | Corpus Domini, or the “Miracle of Bolsena


   
   
Orvieto's Duomo was built in order to celebrate a fundamental event for the Christian world: the 1263 Miracle of Bolsena.
Thanks to its favorable position on the Via Cassia (one of the main ancient Roman roads), Bolsena was a usual halting place for all pilgrims coming from the North and bound for Rome. Corpus Domini, also known as the “Miracle of Bolsena” occurred in 1263 when a German priest named Peter of Prague stopped in the lakeside town of Bolsena to hold mass above the tomb of Santa Cristina while on a pilgrimage to Rome.

Every year Bolsena and Orvieto celebrate with great solemnity the feast of the Corpus Domini carrying in procession the Eucharist and the relics of the Miracle to remind the close relationship between the Bolsena-Prodigy and the establishment of the feast.