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Sacro Monte di Orta, Orta San Giulio

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Sitting on a hill facing Lake Orta, Sacro Monte di Orta is a Roman Catholic religious structure with chapels dating from the 16th century. Many of the sites tell the story of St. Francis, and you will find handfuls of paintings and statues. Experience all of this while walking through an ancient, peaceful park surrounded by trees. Signs point the way from chapel to chapel, so it’s easy to navigate, but the hill is a steep hike. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site. For Sacro Monte di Orta and beyond, use our Orta San Giulio vacation route planner to get the most from your Orta San Giulio vacation.
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  • Fortunately few tourists fascinated by its history and magnificent view that charms from every
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  • The path to walk there is simple, beautiful walkway along the capelle and Church, beautiful landscape with the island of Saint Giulio on display
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  • Walking the twenty chapels seems to be in a past world, following the route of the pilgrims of yesteryear. The sacro monte is just a short path from which you look at amazing views of the island of san Giulio.
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  • My family and I really enjoyed Sacro Monte di Orta. While many of the buildings and frescos are in need of repair, the beauty of the place is amazing.
  • Nice hike
  • To visit the 17th-century chapels 20 to retrace the life of Saint Francis, between frescoes and statues.
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  • Beautiful. Peace reigns supreme and the chapels are stunning for life-size statues and frescoes.
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  • Nice place to visit quiet for the whole family
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