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Santuario della Nativita di Maria

Piazza Carlo Emanuele_, 12080 Vicoforte, Italy
+39 0174 565555
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Great experience

Well worth the trip from Mondovi. The tour to the very top is the highlight and on a beautiful day... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
ransom59
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Fantastic

Well worth the drive from Alba. You must do the Magnificent tour to the top to see the trompé l'œil.

Reviewed 3 August 2017
SS0712
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Piazza Carlo Emanuele_, 12080 Vicoforte, Italy
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Well worth the trip from Mondovi. The tour to the very top is the highlight and on a beautiful day the views were superb. Expertly guided with great audio recording during the trip. Would expect it to be busy at peak times but we just...More

Thank ransom59
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth the drive from Alba. You must do the Magnificent tour to the top to see the trompé l'œil.

Thank SS0712
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The monastery adjoins the Santuario di Vicoforte. Both buildings are richly adorned with murals by Bellini.

Thank Christien N
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very beautiful place. If you are in the region, it's definitely worth coming to Vicoforte to visit it.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the place afternoon with our son (6mo old). The church really is monumental, inside afrescos are really impressive. The gardens are also beautiful, quiet and peaceful. There's a number of places to take a latte macchiato or whatever you want. Car parking available...More

Thank Leandro L
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I'm sorry, but elliptical dome of the church of Universidad Laboral, in Gijon (Asturias, Spain), built around 1950, has internal axes of 45.80 by 25.20 m, which are both bigger than internal axes of this beautyful and old building (37.23 by 24.89 m), so the...More

Thank Putu G
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My cousin was married here last year and returning to the church was wonderful. Organized tours of the dome and architecture are available through the end of October. $15, a few words on safety, helmet and harness and you're on your way. Spaces are limited,...More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Magnificat tour of the dome of Santuario is fun, interesting and provides some magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and town as well as the church itself. The guides spoke in Italian, but provided an audio guide in English and were careful to make...More

Thank ratchet71
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

New attraction: you can go to the dome of this Santuario “Regina Montis Regalis”. "À ne pas manquer." The visit takes about one hour.

Thank enric b
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nicely restored site, the visit to the top of the dome is well worth it. This is a place which transpires peace and calm

Thank Jean-Marc E
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