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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. Add Statue of San Carlone to your Arona travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Arona trip planner.
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  • That is some statue, most impressive I have to say. It's a nice drive to it as well. And you come around the corner and next you see this enormous statue of San Carlo. Very impressive. 
    That is some statue, most impressive I have to say. It's a nice drive to it as well. And you come around the corner and next you see this enormous statue of San Carlo. Very impressive.  more »
  • The San Carlone or “Colossus” of San Carlo Borromeo is a massive copper statue, erected between 1614 and 1698, near Arona, on Lake Maggiore, Italy. It represents Charles Borromeo, Catholic saint and.....  more
    The San Carlone or “Colossus” of San Carlo Borromeo is a massive copper statue, erected between 1614 and 1698, near Arona, on Lake Maggiore, Italy. It represents Charles Borromeo, Catholic saint and.....  more »
  • Said to be only second in size to the Statue of Liberty in NewYork, the statue is impressive, but we thought not worth going out of your way for - pictures tell the same story. There is an entrance... 
    Said to be only second in size to the Statue of Liberty in NewYork, the statue is impressive, but we thought not worth going out of your way for - pictures tell the same story. There is an entrance...  more »
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  • What a unique and interesting sightseeing to visit and learn about San Carlo Borromeo. Sunday is full of cyclists.
  • It's impressive. Unfortunately, because of the Covid restrictions I wasn't able to go inside.
  • Fascinating statue.
  • Felt like 6€ is a little expensive just for a look inside. The group price (2,50€ each for 15 or more) is more reasonable. Go with a group of you can
  • Impressive statue, great view of lake magiore. Worth visiting

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