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The facade of the Sanctuary of the Holy House in Loreto.

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Basilica della Santa Casa, Piazza della Madonna, 1, 60025 Loreto, AN, Marches, Italy.Bramante was asked for the project for the facade, but it was only carried out long after; the original design was much reworked in late Renaissance style by Francesco Boccalini, who in 1571 began the lower part up to the cornice; it was continued from here by Giovan Battista Chioldi and finished in 1587 by Lattanzio Ventura at the behest of Pope Sixtus V, whose name is written in the upper cornice. It is presented in white Istrian stone, vertically divided into three parts by four pairs of pillars, suggesting the three internal naves.