5The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano

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The location of Lanciano on the hills makes it even more fascinating. It covers an area of 66 square kilometers and stands 265 meters (869 ft.) above sea level. The city has plenty of historical architecture, landmarks, and other places you will find quite fascinating. Here are interesting facts about why people visit this town and you should too. Lanciano is most famous for being the location of the Catholic Church’s first Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano. The miracle first happened in the 8th century when a monk who had doubted the real presence of Christ witnessed bread and wine changed into flesh and blood. After the event, the Catholic Church claimed the miracle as authentic. Today, the relics are kept in the Church of San Francesco in Lanciano. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!