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Address: Piazzale San Carlo, Arona, Italy
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Beautiful view and exciting climb

We have climbed the statue all the way up to his head along a ladder. Fairly narrow and for some people it might be better to not go this last mile and rather buy entry ticket up... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Torbole, Italy
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201 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

He was born at the Rocca, either on my way or on the return I see him. He stands so very tall looking over the lake. He sees over the wonderful church on his left and the school on his right.

Thank M C
Torbole, Italy
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have climbed the statue all the way up to his head along a ladder. Fairly narrow and for some people it might be better to not go this last mile and rather buy entry ticket up to the terrace, where the view on the lake is gorgeous.

Thank 123Roelof
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Well worth the walk up here although at some points I did wonder "how much further?!" But once up to the top the statue is so much larger than I expected. I had seen it from the lake and knew it would be impressive but it was so much awesome than I had pictured in my mind. The views from... More 

Thank Shef123
Province of Genoa, Italy
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47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Unfortunatly the gates were closed when we arrived saturday at 17:30 so check opening hours. But we could still admire it, and take photos from the closed gates, along with all the other late tourists. There is also an entrance fee, and ample parking.

Thank PaulMountains
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1,265 reviews
546 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This place will remind you of the Statue of Liberty experience but in a smaller scale great Statue with fantastic views all around you

Thank Martino B
Arona, Italy
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

On the top of San Carlo hill, near Arona, you can see one of the best statue in the world. The project on which it was designed was the basic for the Liberty statue now in New York

Thank Giorgio B
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Definitely worth the effort to climb up. Mind you, if you're a very tall person, it's going to be a bit tricky. I have broad shoulders which kept hitting on the guard rail and knees which kept bumping into the steps of the ladder. I literally had to wiggle up, but it's very much worth it.

Thank Lehel K
Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Really part of the experience of visiting Italy. Getting to know the history. The steps are essy to walk up and see this. Parking is nearby.

Thank greglangdk
Milan, Italy
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62 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It's one of the tallest statue in the world and it worths a visit. You can climb inside and enjoy a nice view of the lake. It's also interesting to know the story about it. Kids and adults would love it!

Thank patrizia t
Manama, Bahrain
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

nice view..i had funny selfies with it .. thanks to my boss took me for a great restaurant near it. other review to come

Thank walaamaher

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