Sacro Monte Calvario, Domodossola

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
The Sacred Mount Calvary of Domodossola is a Roman Catholic sanctuary on the Mattarella Hill, overlooking Domodossola . It is one of the nine Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.It was built in 1657 in response to the wishes of the Capuchin friars, Gioacchino da Cassano and Andrea da Rho. The chapels, dedicated to the Via Crucis, are positioned along a devotional route which starts on the outskirts of Domodossola and ends at the summit of Mount Mattarella. The sanctuary on the summit was consecrated in 1690 and in 1828 the philosopher priest, Antonio Rosmini, founded the Institute of Charity. Over the centuries the Sacred Mountain has undergone various modifications, rebuilding and restoration including, in 1957, the wooden statues in chapels 3, 5, 6 and 7.It is a stop-over on the CoEur devotional path.
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  • ... As a former collegiate Rosminian (Stresa) I managed to discover this fantastic place of welcome and for those who want even prayer. The Sacro Monte Calvario in fact thanks to the tireless Rosminian fathers offers at really low prices a welcome worthy of much more expensive hotels and vapid Stefano welcomed us with open arms letting us pick the room that best suits our needs. Spacious. Spotless with large bath and shower. Reminds me (in a good way) rooms of the College. All surrounded by green and beautiful walks meditative. And not ... They offer breakfast and meals. Obviously an offer will be accepted but nobody asks anything. ... other super positive Note ... We are here now with our dogs. So they too are welcome.
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  • Rosmini has created a community for Rosminian brothers that still exist. Meditation place even that sometimes doesn't hurt.
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  • Fresh air once you arrive, the ascent is quite steep but with calm and normal gait the climb to the Sacred Mount Calvary becomes healthy for body and soul
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