Cannobio, Italy - Lake Maggiore Town

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Vintage Enamel Silver Cannobio Italy Shield Charm
Item: Vintage Enamel Silver Cannobio Italy Shield Charm
Material: Enamel & European Silver (marked)
Maker: unknown
Size: 11/16 inch x 9/16 inch
Condition: excellent vintage condition - minor signs of wear

This vintage souvenir travel shield charm is for Cannabio, a town on the Lago Maggiore (Lake Maggiore) in Italy. It features an absolutely beautiful image of a lakeside town. I believe the image includes the Santuario della Pietà, the chapel ordered built by Pope Carlo Borromeo to honor the Cannabio Miracle. In 1522 a painting of the Virgin Mary allegedly started bleeding. Shortly after this apparition, a plague swept through the area devastating lakeside and valley towns and villages, but leaving Cannobio relatively unscathed. Religious minds linked these 2 events and a chapel was ordered built to house the sacred painting. This charm would be perfect for any personal, souvenir, travel, Europe, religious or Italian themed charm bracelet.

This charm is made of enamel and European silver, rather than sterling, and is marked with 800.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 17 April, 2007.

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