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Santuario di Oropa, Oropa

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Different kind of sanctuary, imposing, but also full of little corners to discover. Seen in the evening, cold and soaked in the fog is really special and meditative. Accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets: the average room, with private bathroom, costs around € 55.00. We were in the galleries of votive offerings. Heated room and very clean. Is excluding breakfast, but offer a half-board Restaurant Croce Bianca (during the time we went was the only one open x dinner!). We recommend that all one stop meditative stroll around.
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  • place of fascination on the slopes of Mt. beautiful and scenic road to climb. the courts and the staircase to the impressive and fascinating shrine. the Interior of the sanctuary gaunt but creates the right atmosphere and recollection. Our Lady of the sanctuary is almost hidden.
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  • Oropa, like so many other peak sanctuaries, is a Pearl of faith. You hear them near God and mother in heaven.
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful sanctuary amidst the mountains, rich in faith and charm. The Black Madonna of Oropa has always protected the people from Biella and is the destination of many pilgrimages. The most spectacular of all is perhaps Fontainemore-Oropa: the faithful from the Valle d'Aosta reach the high mountain trails Marian shrine with torches. The ancient Basilica, the Church's most evocative and rich 600 remains, despite subsequently, at the beginning of ' 900, the upper Basilica was built, much larger and with Dome, visible from Biella. Beautiful architectural complex, designed by none other than by the greatest architects of Savoy, Filippo Juvarra and Guarino Guarini.
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