||On the site of the ancient agorÓ, at the highest point of Capo Tindari
incorporating the little 16th century Santuary, there stands the Santuary of the Tyndaris
Madonna, a mecca for continual pilgrimages. With a three-nave basilica layout, and rich in
mosaics, behind the high altar the imposing monument houses the Black Madonna.
The story of this shrine is one which put the seal on our religious
pilgrimage, because it seems to sum up all the characteristics of folk devotion which,
though stratified in time on many vestiges of ancient cultures and civilisations, yet
remains sculpted in faith as in a rock.