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Santuario di Oropa, Oropa
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Tucked away in the Alps, Santuario di Oropa is a religious sanctuary where you can also stay overnight. Be sure to check out the smaller basilica, which houses the statue of the Madonna of Oropa. The church is an excellent starting point for hiking, skiing, and rock climbing in the mountains. A range of rooms are available, and there's a restaurant on site. Put Santuario di Oropa at the forefront of your travel plans using our Oropa itinerary builder.
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  • Lovely Antique Basilica with the Black Madonna in its interior and the upper Basilica. Inside the crypt and the permanent exhibition of Nativity scenes from around the world.
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  • Will that have been there on a clear day without a cloud and the complex stood out vividly against the barren mountain and blue sky. Will that there was little people and ran smoothly, but I found it really quite nice. The complex is composed of several courtyards on plans to climb. The upper basilica, very big is majestic. In his crypt is collected many valuable Nativity scenes from around the world. But it is the early church that has a special charm. With your back to the upper basilica we can glimpse in the distance the Valley of Biella, while outside the building, up the Hill to the right are the many chapels of Sacro Monte. Behind the upper part of the cable car at high altitude.
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  • The sanctuary of Oropa has always had its charm ... to visit at least once a year. Is a mystical place and everything around in addition to various restaurants there are several picnic areas.
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  • What a spectacular place, very relaxing and you can really feel that you can reconnect with your soul. The sites are incredible. I can say they are not corrupt because they don't ask money for entrance fees etc. and WC are free and clean and you can donate a little if you want, you're not force to pay when you need to use the WC. Parkings are free too. Restaurants around are not expensive and they have good food worth the money you pay.
  • Impressive site, both for the beauty of the surroundings and the architectural value. We visited it in a cold winter day when not many people were around and it was a rarefied, subtly spiritual experience.
  • Fantastic site in a remarkable setting, many of the chapels are quite damaged compared to other sites in Northern Italy, but still worth a look. I didn't get a chance to go up into the mountain for any hikes but it seemed a popular place to do so. Bus from the towns train station was reliable and efficient.
  • This is quite a large complex with differing types of accommodation from the basic which has no attached ensuite. It is very basic and clean. There are more expensive accommodation. We were here in autumn which is off season and were really attracted here by the surrounding walks and forests which did not disappoint. Just be aware that only one or two of the several restaurants were open for dinner. The owners were very friendly and agreed to open for dinner for just us and two other couples. Accommodation is not what you would come here for. It is the views, the sanctuary and the surrounding walks which is the real purpose for coming here
  • Colpo d'occhio spettacolare.