basilica of the servants of Mary

The first structure of the Basilica was founded in 1346 as a church of the order of the Servants of Mary. In the following centuries the church was modified and redecorated several times, thanks to continuous bequests by rich benefactors.The Portico dei Servi, which surrounds the basilica and the cloister, is one of the best known in the city and houses a famous Christmas market during the Christmas period .