Miracle at Machaby
  • Miracle at Machaby


Miracle at Machaby

Resorts: Arnad

A short distance from Arnad Castle, close to the Machaby sanctuary, there is a cave where an evil witch and a devil with seven heads kept their victims destined to the witches’ sabbath. The last victim, a young girl taken by surprise by the witch while she was cutting the grass around the church, found herself in the cave with other poor souls filled with so much fright that they were unable to think or react. Calmly the young girl told them to implore Our Lady of Machaby, uniting them in prayer. In answer to their prayers, the Madonna delle Nevi came to the prisoners and indicated to them, at the bottom of the cave, a small opening where light was penetrating. The rocks easily gave way and the prisoners, having removed some stones, were miraculously saved.

See also

Churches and shrines
Machaby sanctuary

Shrine of the Madonna della Neve of Machaby (Madonna of the snow)


The shrine is located at a height of 696 metres, in the Machaby valley and not far from the centre of Arnad, in a splendid position among the chestnut forests.

The building, which originates from the fourteenth century, was rebuilt entirely in 1687. …

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.