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Sacro Monte di Orta, Orta San Giulio
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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The walk seemed long and tiring because of the heat and took about 30 minutes to walk up the cobbled hill. Sacro Monte is a complex of 20 chapels dedicated to St Francis of Assisi who devoted his life... read more »
siamo saliti fino alla cima.....circa 15-20 minuti a piedi,poi ci sono le varie cappelle immerse nel verde,uno splendido panorama e un silenzio d'oro ci hanno accompagnato nella nostra visita,ci si pu... read more »We climbed up to the top ... about 15-20 minute walk, then there are several chapels surrounded by greenery, beautiful scenery and a golden silence accompanied us in our visit, you can also do the picnic for those who wish, recommended to everyone, then when here in the square a view of a quiet village where drink and eat and is great.show original
Bellissima la passeggiata che porta al Sacro Monte dove, da un lussureggiante parco si può subito ammirare un paesaggio mozzafiato di Orta e lago. La visita continua andando alla scoperta di un percor... read more »The beautiful promenade that leads to the sacred mountain where, from a lush Park you can admire a breathtaking landscape of Orta and Lake. The visit continues going to discover a route by twenty chapels dedicated to the life of St. Francis arranged inside the Park. The chapels, dating between 1591 and the second half of 1700 are all works of art with frescoes and statues. Really nice though some, unfortunately, are a bit ruined. Amir S.show original
Fabrizio TonnaBeautiful place and littered with newly restored chapels. A view of the Lake which is awesome. From here it pays a trip to the village of Orta San Giulioshow original
Elena MulazzaniIt's a wonderful place, peace and serenity that you can try here, as in other Franciscan sites, is something truly unique. You feel at peace with the world. For those who are passing through is a visit not to be missed, even by non-believers.show original
Giorgio valliniBeautiful placeshow original
Matt QunyWoah!!show original
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