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Very interesting and pedagogic shrine

When this shrine was built many people were illiterate. Concerning the History of Christ also today... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Vitor A
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Lisbon, Portugal
Fishing with the Gods!

This is a magnificent place to use as an activity-based holiday. The town is simply delightful. We... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Terry G
,
Chobham, United Kingdom
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22 Jul 2017
“Very interesting and pedagogic shrine”
18 Feb 2016
“Fishing with the Gods!”
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Corso Roma 31, 13019 Varallo, Italy
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

When this shrine was built many people were illiterate. Concerning the History of Christ also today many people are illiterate but to know it is quite fundamental for understanding most of the European cultures. Going to Varallo, looking at scenes of the different chapels you’ll...More

Thank Vitor A
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is a magnificent place to use as an activity-based holiday. The town is simply delightful. We visited for a few days last year and are due to go again in June 2016 on a return trip. This time, given the positive experience, some of...More

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We went to Varallo to visit the UNESCO heritage site, the Sacromonte di Varallo, a 16th life-sized diorama of the Bible and life of Christ meant to be a way for pilgrims to "go to Jerusalem" without all the time, expense and distance. The Sacromonte...More

Thank LMSantarossa
Reviewed 28 September 2015

A lovely town with a distinctive character and it's own bathing beach. Quirky shops and restaurants, great local art and civic pride. Cruelly excommunicated from the rail network recently, but road access is good, and coaches provide a regular service

Thank Epicureanist
Reviewed 20 December 2014

varallo - small vilage on the way to monte rosa, the streets are very narrow very nice houses on the way to the bridge on the river, its on the road sp299 its worted to stop r

Thank 912israelp
Reviewed 20 August 2014

I am a keen and very well informed enthusiast of Renaissance architecture and design and I was absolutely staggered by Varallo- both for its intrinsic quality and the fact that I had never heard of it before. The individual chapels are exquisite, mainly late 15/early...More

Thank GeorgeThePorge
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Lovely little town, with a cute center, a nice church, nice architecture all around the old town, if you are around it's a place to visit.

Thank tiger2669
Reviewed 25 February 2013

A gorgeous historical town with the UNESCO world heritage site of Sacro Monte, a renaissance masterpiece af architecture and art, set in a beautiful mountain park - you can combine a healthy walk with a satisfying cultural visit with spectacular views. Don't miss the Pinactoeca,...More

Thank michelangelo
Reviewed 17 April 2012

A quaint little town with an excellent market on Tuesdays, perfectly located for visiting the Sacro Monte di Varallo and the Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Or, pop up the valley to take advantage of the walking and skiing available in Alagna.

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