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Funicolare Sacro Monte

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Address: Sacro Monte, Varese, Italy

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The easy way to Sacre Monte

A visit to Sacre Monte is a must for anybody visiting the Varese area. Probably the best way to get there is by using the funicolare, which takes you sedately to the top whilst... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2016
Derby, United Kingdom
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Sandnes, Norway
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Funicolare ran weekends when we were there, and the bus to Sacre Monte, where we lived, stopped at the bottom to let us take the last part on the Funicolare-so steep! Took us right to our Hotel Colonne. Try if you can!

1 Thank AuntMom
Funchal, Portugal
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

It´s a ride up the hill about 5/7 min to a place with a fantastic views form the lake and Como. To visit.

Thank AnabelaBaptista
varese italy
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Only works on Sat. and Sun. in summer and religious holidays. Few buses go all the way to it so you have a long walk to get to it and it only takes you two-thirds of the way up Sacro Monte and so is hopeless for people with disabilities.{from there on up it's a steep cobbled path}. Better to walk... More 

Thank argentesi
Truckee, California
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340 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

A short ride but fabulous views from the top. The monastery is well worth a visit. Be aware that parts close noon to 2.

1 Thank sharon33191
Derby, United Kingdom
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767 reviews
225 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

A visit to Sacre Monte is a must for anybody visiting the Varese area. Probably the best way to get there is by using the funicolare, which takes you sedately to the top whilst enjoying the most spectacular views.

2 Thank OlderGuy1956
Zurich, Switzerland
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101 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We used the Funicolare up to Sacro Monte because we could not find the walking path in the beginning. It is a good alternative if you prefer to walk the chapels way down. You get a beautiful view over the valley and it only takes some minutes to the top and it only costs 1 Euro! You should have 1... More 

1 Thank Sabmue
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

No person to assist, none needed. Put your $ in the machine and you get the ride to the bottom or top. Not sure where the but transfer takes you for the extra .40 but we just paid an additional $1,30 eu and went to the City Center. Clean and quiet.

Thank tipytoo
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

I love Sacro Monte and the Nature Park Campo Dei Fiori and the fresh air and trees up there . I often take the cable car to come down from Sacro Monte after walking up from Prima Cappella to Le Tre Croci to the Osservatorio Metereologico. I like the views and the Santa Maria Del Monte Village and it is... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Peaceful funicular ride through trees to the top of this spectacular site. I took it down because I wanted to hike up, but you can take it both ways.

2 Thank metalauren
Penzance Kernow
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Best to avoid this as the walk up the hill is what you would be missing. The Lift is however essential for those not capable of getting to the village unaided. It also saves time and hassle with car parking above the village. Lifts are also provided to get up to the Church and Monastery above the village.

1 Thank Cornico

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