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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  • Perhaps high expectations ... the most exciting thing the climb "holes in the nose of the statue small even for making pictures. 6 euros I is too long. ...
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  • Make tourism on Lake Maggiore and not visit the San Carlone is a tourism in half. Too bad the day of our visit was very hot otherwise we would have done the complete tour up to the Summit. The mere thought of spending from the inside using a stairway made us give up. Pity, I note that on your next visit we will. Although a visit in half, from the balcony you can enjoy a wonderful view of Lake Maggiore and the other side.
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  • You can access this monument only after paying a ticket which allows you to visit the garden surrounding the statue and climb up to a terrace. If you want to salt the steps up to the head you have to pay a more expensive ticket. The view of the terrace, accessible by a narrow spiral staircase, is very nice but honestly is not such as to justify the price of the ticket.
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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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