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Sacro Monte di Orta, Orta San Giulio

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Religious 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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  • During a beautiful sunny day, we visit (after Villa Taranto and before other beauties of Lake Orta) chapels of sacro monte. Place of worship but also of scenic charm. Unfortunately gets the 5 stars because, as often happens, it is not maintained as it should. Nice walk through nature and with beautiful views of Lake Orta, great advice especially for the ladies with heels, used shoes. Accessed by a long walk from the square of Orta San Giulio, or (as we did) with the car turning left when you're at the info point before entering Orta, free parking. If you're nearby worth visiting.
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  • By Orta via a convenient cobbled road uphill, in about 20 minutes you get to the sacred mount. You enter through a stone Archway, arrived on the plateau you can see large frescoed chapels with old paintings. Around Green parkland providing shade for a well deserved rest or a picnic. From this point you can see a good view of the island of San Giulio.
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  • Villcrespi stay away from 5 minutes by car. The sacramonte's excellent location overlooking Lake Orta. Hill with its lovely Chapel of world heritage round was and around the Lake and watching a nice breeze and the music straddles. World Heritage site, Michelin restaurant and hotel. Before you go to the Malpensa airport, Italy to relax. It is recommended.
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