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Good views from entrance

It's a steep but pretty climb up from the town square (cobbled in centre/shallow steps either side... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
Camberley, United Kingdom
It's worth the climb

A lovely little church perched on top of the hill which offers great views of the town. As you... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2017
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Via Caire Albertoletti | al Termine della salita Motta, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Access from the town square is by steep steps I found these easy to climb the secret is to stop halfway and look back at the stunning views of the lake . Once inside the church it is beautiful typical Italian beautiful paintings and stunning...More

Thank eric s
Reviewed June 26, 2018

The slope / steps look daunting from the bottom - and they can be a little slippery - but its worth the climb

Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed August 1, 2017

It's a steep but pretty climb up from the town square (cobbled in centre/shallow steps either side) and you're treated to fine views when turning round outside the entrance. Inside it's very ornate but I felt the church interior on San Giulio island was the...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed June 24, 2017

A lovely little church perched on top of the hill which offers great views of the town. As you climb you move away from the bustle of the own which has to accommodate so many tourists during the day. Well worth a visit

Thank ACL3112
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Climb the stairs from the center of town to the church that has been in this town for centuries. you have a great view of the town from the front of the church. The steps are narrow and steep but the buildings are worth your...More

1  Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
Reviewed August 29, 2016

This is one of the most incredible-looking churches I've ever visited, and the stunning interior and fantastic location make it a perfect wedding venue.

1  Thank Mike J
Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a nice church at the top of a short steep hill off of the Piazza in Orta San Giulio. This place is so picturesque. When you reach the church, you can turn back and take in the view of the little lane that...More

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Off the main square of Orta San Guilio are the stairs up to the local church. Every building along the way is worth stopping and looking at as each one is steeped in history, have old frescoes on them and I am sure have a...More

2  Thank LesleyJM2014
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Santa Maria is in the most wonderful location, you walk up the hill and stop for a breath, turn around and the view takes your breath away and then take the little road to the right and continue up to Sacre Monte.... these two go...More

1  Thank M C
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Quaint little church at the top of a steep climb. Open with welcome to visitors. Years and years of devotion are evident in this quiet respite

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