The Shrine of Our Lady of Grace, also known as Sanctuary of Montenero, is a religious complex on the Monte Nero
, in Livorno
, central Italy
. The complex, elevated to the rank of Basilica and maintained by Vallumbrosan monks, is devoted to Our Lady of Grace di Montenero, patron of Tuscany
. It also includes a rich gallery of votive offerings.
The presence of caves dug into the hill behind the shrine is attested since ancient times and probably have also been a refuge for robbers. In the early 20th century, they were extended as a result of an excavation company, which obtained permission for the extraction of the stone material. Having hosted shelters during World
War II, it had been fully consolidated in 1971 and then open to visitors of the shrine.