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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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  • The climb allows an unforgettable view of the Lake. It is good to have comfortable shoes if you want to make the path between the chapels that absolutely deserves. Unique place for a journey of faith, but also just for those who want to enjoy an artistic career.
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  • Easily accessible by car, traveling at this time of year a street that has wonderful addition to glimpses even colors of autumn coloring trees. We then reach the sanctuary overlooking the lake where you can enjoy a magnificent view! Unfortunately the morning when I was there was some haze, but the Sun was shining high in the sky and I could enjoy a scenario that brings peace to the world! Definitely recommended.
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  • really nice place to anyone walking in and around Orta, pausing to enjoy the view from above
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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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