A trace of the French siege in 1706

The Sanctuary remained miraculously almost intact even during the furious cannonade of the French. Only the base of the dome was struck by a bullet still visible today from via della Consolata. After the victory over the French the Consolata was elevated to the rank of patron saint of the city alongside San Giovanni.

The cannonball lodged in the wall of the sanctuary.

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