Italy is home of a popular phenomenon, the presence of people who state they can see the Virgin Mary. Apparitions often happen on a regular basis, with a fixed schedule, and are followed by a large number of believers, who wait for the visionary to fall unconscious and then report the message to the crowd.


Marija Pavlovic is the most followed among the visionaries: since June 1981, when she was 16 years old, she reported seeing an apparition of the Virgin Mary in Medjugorje together with other children. Since then she talks with her every day, no matter where she is. Mario D’Ignazio instead sees the Virgin Mary on the 5th of every month in the garden of his country house, outside Brindisi. He has been seeing her for the past 3 years and each month a huge crowd attend the event. Then on Ischia island, in Zaro forest, every 8th and 26th of the month, since october of 1984, two women, Angela and Simona, claim that are able to see the Virgin and report her message to the many people that attend these events.