In 1828, under pope Leone XII, the French architect Valadier built a bigger octagonal church with a dome made of plumb.

The new temple was made of white travertine blocks extracted from a stone quarry above the cave. On the altar there is a venerated statue of the Virgin with the Infant Jesus, by Antonio Canova.
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