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Statue of San Carlone, Arona

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • Great place to visit on the outskirts of Arona. Impressive and massive statue of San Carlo. Not to be missed  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  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.