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Sacro Monte

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I have very little interest in religion, but as often I like these old places with tons of history... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Thomas P
via mobile
Beautiful Views Overlooking the City

Sacro Monte is a great place to visit high above Varallo Sesia, Italy. There is a large church and... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Gareth R
Jurupa Valley, CA
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The Sacro Monte was built on the initiative of Blessed Bernardino Caimi, who, returning from the Holy Land (the late 1400s), wanted to recreate in small places of Palestine. At seventy years later the project was also interested S. Carlo Borromeo...more
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| Località Sacro Monte, 13019 Varallo, Italy
+39 0163 51131
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

I have very little interest in religion, but as often I like these old places with tons of history. Impressive site, but doesn't take long...

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Sacro Monte is a great place to visit high above Varallo Sesia, Italy. There is a large church and 45 chapels depicting the life of Christ. Inside the chapels are life-sized statues representing the important events from His life. The walls inside the chapels are...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Make sure you leave yourselves plenty time to wander around and to take in all of the buildings and to sit and contemplate the wisdom of who ever chose this marvelous location with ti's sweeping vistas.

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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We got the cable car to the top, not actually knowing what was up there? But it turned out to be the best thing we did. The history and sites are fantastic. You can spend a couple of hours exploring and seeing all the 3D...More

Thank David D
Reviewed November 10, 2016

I'm not in any way religious but I was fascinated by this chapel displays of biblical scenes. It's a bit of walk through all the chapels but worth it. Cable car/funicular (can't remember which) gets you easily to Sacro Monte itself. The rest of Varallo...More

Thank Alastair H
Reviewed July 4, 2016

The cable car makes the Sacro Monte easily accessible. We didn't get a guide, and just wondered around the chapels, delighted at the way the models made the bible stories human scale. And also very local! - the last supper featured lots of cheeses, local...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Sacro Monte is accessible by trail or cable car and the hike to the Tre Croce (3 crosses) is well worth the effort.

Thank R0amer51
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Set atop a mountain in a parklike setting, the beautiful and restored dioramas depicting the Gospel episodes and birth, life and death and resurrection of Christ housed in some 45 "chapels" on this Sacred Mountain are amazing and moving at the same time. I was...More

Thank LMSantarossa
Reviewed September 28, 2015

The views from this religious theme park are spectacular. Reached by cable car, road or a footpath pilgrimage lined by chapels the citadel is well laid out and signposted. (guides are available, and probably add considerably to the experience) The chapel tableaux of (mostly) new...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

In my family that's very few traditions and one of those traditions is for sure going to visit Sacro Monte every year, usually during August, when everyone is here. Sacro Monte is a very peculiar place and, even though I'm not a religious person, I...More

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