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Beautiful Spot

We took an invigorating walk up to this beautiful spot, where we had gorgeous views of the lake and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
If you like chapels, this is the place for you!

I am not a religious person but I can appreciate beautiful architecture and art and this place has... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Via Sacro Monte 5, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 911960
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All reviews st francis of assisi sacro monte sacred mountain well worth the effort nice walk steep climb picnic area sacred site quiet place well worth a visit small churches terra cotta figures cobbled road correct order great view of the lake lakeside path sacred place
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took an invigorating walk up to this beautiful spot, where we had gorgeous views of the lake and were able to see old and interesting chapels, etc...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jessicamilleryoga
Reviewed December 10, 2018

I am not a religious person but I can appreciate beautiful architecture and art and this place has plenty of that alongside wonderful views of Lake Orta and the surrounding countryside. It has over 20 chapels, some bigger than others but all interesting in their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daffystjob
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views of the lake and as you stroll through the park you will discover the very interesting and quirky chapels.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carolynd0880
Reviewed October 22, 2018

No matter where you start from, it's a long walk up the hill to this site. You can drive part way up what I recall is the western side on a road just past the tourist information booth. Once up, the churches are beautiful and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SabreSailor
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Sacred place dedicated to St Francis. It is so enjoyable & calming just to wonder from one chapel to another. There are 21 unique chapels on this site, among the gravel walkways & nature. Great views are an added bonus. Enjoyed & would return if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed October 15, 2018

A good walk from Orta San Giulio. I really like the fact that old buildings are left open to the elements. Good views of the lake. Everything about Orta is good.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We started our walk from the main square and headed north past the Hotel San Rocca and then followed the lakeside path clockwise around the peninsula as far as we could go. The track then cut inland and up to the main tourist office on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank DavidFOSH
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

If you are at Lake Orta this walk is well worth while. The views are beautiful over the lake, and the various tableaux give insight into the thought processes of the clergy over the centuries.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rob B
Reviewed September 26, 2018

There were over 21 chapels, all different. The most impressive was the one with life-sized sculptures. It takes at least 2 hours on the mount to look at all the frescos, sculptures, chapels and views. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 934sunitat
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Without a guide, you will not get the idea of this site. Just to go up on your own, you don’t get a clear picture of it. If you have an interest in this type of venue, it is very good. We had an interest,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Carolyn H
February 25, 2015|
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Response from 906francesco1954 | Reviewed this property |
Sull'Isola difficilmente si trovano soluzioni per pernottare. Al contrario tutte le localita' che costeggiano il lago hanno ampie possibilita' di pernottamento. I luoghi piu' vicini all'Isola sono Orta San Giulio e Pella... More
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