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“sacro monte”(37 reviews)
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The Sacro Monte of Varese Unesco, is far few kilometers from the city. It consists of the Holy Road and the Sanctuary. The Holy Road with its 14 chapels, rise the mountain up to the little village of Santa Maria del Monte and it ends with the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Viale del Santuario, 21100, Varese, Italy
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All reviews sacro monte santa maria walk up sacred mountain spectacular views worth the effort up hill beautiful place c bus holy place nice walk funicular railway restaurants and bars small town a unesco world heritage site virgin mary hilltop village
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Quite unexpectedly we decided to visit Sacro Monte Varese and what a treat it was! It would be very difficult to find a more beautiful and peaceful place than this gorgeous mountain, nestled near Varese. Quite by chance, we drove to the highest part of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the countryside. Fantastic view of the city of Varese. Relaxing walk and very spectacular religious monuments. Delicious restaurants with tipicl and local food.

Thank Angelo C
infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can reach the start of the walk by taking a C bus from Varese and getting off at the last stop. Buy a return ticket from a tobacco shop. The bus leaves every 15 to 20 minutes. The way to the path from the...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely drive up. Free parking, except in the weekend. We had a lovely walk down to see all the beautiful chappels, and a brisk walk up for some exercise.

Thank IAmNotHarryKane
infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I waked the 2 kilometre track to Sacro Monte stopping to view each chapel on route, what a really interesting way to spend a few hours. A bit hard going up a steep stoney path but highly recommended.

Thank HarpendenWrinklies
infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review

Reviewed September 6, 2018

Ensure you have a car or you'll be stranded atop as we were, having to then invest 2 hours walking down to Varese. There is no information kiosk, limited bus service, no taxis, restaurants only offer service for 2-3 hours/day and the site will only...More

Thank Danny L
infosacromontevarese, staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review

Reviewed September 5, 2018

Inside Varese, a few kilometers from the center, it is possible to reach the Sacro Monte just walking. I usually walk with my kids and it is a pleasure as it is very panoramic and during summer a bit refreshing.

Thank gp68
infosacromontevarese, staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Came across Sacro Monte by accident and decided to visit, interesting history and well preserved buildings dating back to the 12th century.

Thank Tonyh50
infosacromontevarese, staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

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Reviewed July 18, 2018

A beatiful place to visit. Al the way to the top and it will bring you a stuning view and some great restaurants to enjoy your food!

Thank martinkiter
infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Thanks for your great review

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Well - box ticked for this UN Heritage. I was disappointed with limited and not satisfying information, weird signage and an overall unmaintained impression. Beautiful yet overwhelming artwork in the church and an overall very nice setup. Driving up is convenient but if you have...More

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infosacromontevarese, Staff at Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

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blath
January 4, 2018|
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Response from BinPerp | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest moving around. Lago Maggiore is within a reasonable distance, Lake Como about 1-1/2 hrs away, and there are a number of Sacro Monte sites in the region as well.
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August 21, 2017|
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Response from infosacromontevarese | Property representative |
Good morning, we are the cooperative who manage this page. If you want you can reach by car Piazzale Pogliaghi, at the top of the mountain of Sacro Monte, and then walk down hill along the Road of the Chapels and then take... More
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July 2, 2017|
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Response from infosacromontevarese | Property representative |
Good morning, we are the cooperative who manage this page. You can park easily near the first chapel on monday. White free park are along the street just before to arrive at Piazzale Montanari. Then you can reach by walk... More
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