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Statue of San Carlone, Arona

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Built in the 1600s, Statue of San Carlone is a bronze statue of San Carlo Borromeo, the archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584. This figure overlooks Lake Maggiore, and you can ascend stairs inside the statue to the top, where there are windows through the eyes and ears. Nearby, you can also view a small exhibit honoring Borromeo’s life. Work out when and for how long to visit Statue of San Carlone and other Arona attractions using our handy Arona itinerary builder.
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  • When you arrive in the square in front of the statue remain speechless admiring this bronze behemoth. You stop for a moment to admire its Majesty and then you start on the sidewalk that takes under the inlet below with possibility to enter and climb to the top, admiring a breathtaking view of Lake maggiore.
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  • Very large statue that stands guard over the town, which is located in a unique location that makes you enjoy the scenery below
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  • Large Statue San Carlone In Arona. Always lovely to visit. You seem to clean your soul. Breathtaking scenery. The Church is an attraction not to be missed, with the story of San Carlos told on panels. A place to visit at any cost. Arona Town full of shops and eateries. You can't go wrong. Maxbugatti. Great statue of San Carlone in Arona. Always very nice to visit. It seems you clean your soul there. Breathtaking Landscape. Even the Church is an attraction you can't miss, with San Carlo's history told on panels. A spot to visit. The city of Arona full of shops and restaurants. You can't go wrong with it. Maxbugatti.
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  • Great view of the Maggiore lake. Also the first and oldest colossal statue so it's quite impressive!
  • Very large, in a very nice place over the lake.
  • For a few euros you can climb all the way up. Up to the head of this statue! Beautifully made!
  • Think about the Statue of Liberty of Renaissance, that's it.
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