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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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  • After the visit of the Parco della Rocca Borromean we made a detour to the statue of San Carlone. This results in a large and impressive. An inside tour of a climb, we took but distance thanks to the reports.
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  • The statue of Saint Charles Borromeo, casual veneration, was built in 1698 was erected on the hill overlooking Arona and made by Giovanni Battista Crespi. The statue is high and reaches 35 pedestal 23.40 mt mt. making it one of the highest in the world bronze statues. You can get inside your head and a set of stairs where you can admire the landscape through the openings of the eyes. More than a statue has become a symbol for those who go to the Hill to watch the Colossus and the magnificent panorama the up there.
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  • The UK health and safety culture would never allow this... we climbed up the ladder to the very top and looked out through the eyes of the saint. the statue is beautiful but the experience is unique. ...  more »
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  • Very nice and beautiful spot. You can get inside the statue for few euros and witness the beautiful views of the lake. Only problem is the public transportation is not available much.
  • 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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