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Sacro Monte di Orta, Orta San Giulio

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Religious Site Historic Site
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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  • Quite a traipse up a steep hill from the centre of town to get there (30 minutes there; 20 minutes back) but well worth it. Most chapels fully accessible (with fantastic frescoes); others with religio...  more »
  • I found this place very interesting, if you are religious is the right place to come to pray. The little chapels are really beautiful full of art sculptures and paintings. At the end you just can rest...  more »
  • A Long drive up the hill, but worth every yard. Great cafe close by. Easy parking, and the church itself is a masterpiece.  more »