Ta’ Pinu Basilica is located in a village called Gharb, on the picturesque countryside of Gozo Island in Malta. A 16th century Chapel built on the local limestone, this is one of the monumental churches is Malta, and is a classic example of Neo Romanesque architecture.
Pino Gauci was a local devotee of Holy Virgin who was taking care of this chapel and ever since that, the chapel got its name.
It is said that several people with ailments who prayed to the Virgin of Ta’ Pinu began to get a cure. The word of this legacy spread, and in no time, this little chapel became a famous and important devotional shrine in Malta. There are also various other miracle stories associated with this church. For instance a localite named Karmni Grima, in the year of 1883 had reported that she heard a mysterious voice calling her “Come..come today..For a whole year, you will not be able to return”, and it happened the same way that Karmni fell sick and she couldn’t actually visit the church for next one year. Sounds a bit spooky right?