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Interesting church, beautiful views

The effort to climb the steps up to the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso is well rewarded. It is an... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Herzliya, Israel
Many steps to the top!

Be prepared to climb many flights of steps to get to the top of where the church is perched on the... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2017
Hampton, United Kingdom
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Situated on top of the hill, Morcote, Switzerland
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

The effort to climb the steps up to the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso is well rewarded. It is an impressive building combining Romanesque, Baroque and stone fortresses building styles with interior frescoes from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The views to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Be prepared to climb many flights of steps to get to the top of where the church is perched on the top of the hill! Sensible shoes a must as there are also cobbled paths. Once you’ve got over the hike you can really appreciate...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

After our visit to Parco Scherrer, we walked on the main road to find the stairs going up to the chapel. The weather condition at that time was warm and sunny. It was a challenge to climb for this church visit. You will find a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

The beautifully little Church is located right at the top of Morcote. You can either drive up (and miss the breathtaking views!) or brave it up and walk the 360 odd steps up and enjoy the magnificent panorama this place has to offer! Well worth...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Zaira G
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Some 400 steps above the charming village of Morcote with its small alleys,ancient houses and waterfront quays stands this beautiful church dating back to the 13th century, rebuilt in 1462 in the Renaissance style and subsequently renovated with baroque style. Both the church and the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

The church sits beautifully on the hill overlooking the lake and Locarno, and provides a great vantage point, as well as a really peaceful piazza and spaces to meditate and reflect. The church interior is a beautiful renaissance example as well, and the walk downhill...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Yas961
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We were visiting Morcote by boat from Lugano. We asked how to get to this church, because we could see it high upon the hill. A lady working in a restaurant told us it was up 400 stairs in the direction she indicated. We thought...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 164janh
Reviewed August 6, 2016

There are a couple of smaller chapels on the way up the hill to the main church and baptistry with nice frescoes. Walking up the hill behind the church, there are great views looking down on the church and the lake.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank NWtraveler969
Reviewed June 27, 2016

It is a nice small charge situated on top of the hill, but I am not sure that it is worthy to go to the top, especially in a rainy day...

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank 138haimv
Reviewed October 22, 2015

If you are in Morcote, visit this beautiful church, sit down, close your eyes, relax and feel the peace surrounding you!

Date of experience: May 2015
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