Italy - Basilica of Don Bosco, where the saint was born

09 August 2018

Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy - Colle Don Bosco is the contemporary name of the ancient burgh known as I Becchi, in the municipality of Castelnuovo Don Bosco, in the province of Asti, in Piedmont. It is where Giovanni Bosco was born on 16 August, 1815, in a house owned by the Biglione family. The Temple of Don Bosco is located right on that site. The foundation stone of the Basilica was blessed on 11 June 1961 and the lower church was opened for worship in 1965.


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