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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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  • The statue of San Carlone is definitely a monument worth visiting if you are in the area of Arona. Undoubtedly choose the complete tour that takes you to the statue's head, admire a wonderful panorama and enjoy a unique experience. For the less adventurous, like me, to take the last part of the staircase you will find a safety harness. For those who do not suffer from Vertigo instead the climb is absolutely affordable! Don't just outside because the statue is a surprise both inside and out.
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  • Me, my wife and our dog Trudie we only from the outside could enjoy this great statue of San Carlone being unfortunately closed during this period.
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  • The legendary San Carlone. For the more adventurous you can climb the statue, for those like me you can stop first to appreciate the scenery from a lower point
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