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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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  • After over passing Villa Crespi, you will turn left, up a hill and come across first a free public parking area for your car. There is also a paid and free parking before the hill (which you may also ...  more »
  • A relaxing walk (about 10 min under the gore) to Sacro Monte di Orta, along with views of the Lake, is the attraction of a must to see.
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  • going through the various chapels of sacro monte, you have the opportunity not only to admire the beautiful carved statues of the history of Saint Francis of assisi, but you can spend a day with your inner self in this "theme park", one of a kind.
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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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