The group of buildings that make up the current sanctuary was originally a Roman post, later transformed into a fortified village. Today it is a destination for pilgrims, following not only the route from Cividale but also from the Natisone Valleys. Castelmonte is also part of the Cammino Celeste, a pilgrimage joining Italy, Austria and Slovenia, with pilgrims converging at the Sanctuary of Monte Lussari.
The sanctuary is included in the “Via dei Monti Sacri”, a cross-border tourism project between Italy and Slovenia that links the Prepotto Sanctuary to the Maria Zell and Monte Santo sanctuaries.
Finally, an important note should be made of the true pride of the Prepotto area: Schioppettino – a black grape variety of ancient origin that produces unique, fruity wines.