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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sacro Monte di Orta by using our Orta San Giulio sightseeing planner.
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  • Its an oddly satisfying find... a sequence of delicately placed chapels relating the story of St Francis of Assisi, perched in the woodlands on top of the mount... worth seeing 
    Its an oddly satisfying find... a sequence of delicately placed chapels relating the story of St Francis of Assisi, perched in the woodlands on top of the mount... worth seeing  more »
  • Incredible views from the churches on the sacred mount that overlook Lago d’Orta. Influencers would orgasm up here. #blessed 
    Incredible views from the churches on the sacred mount that overlook Lago d’Orta. Influencers would orgasm up here. #blessed  more »
  • I visited in mid February in the morning. A stunning view from the mountain top and all the chapels providing wonderful information about the life of St Francis with charming, life size wooden... 
    I visited in mid February in the morning. A stunning view from the mountain top and all the chapels providing wonderful information about the life of St Francis with charming, life size wooden...  more »
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  • A Nice walk to know St Francois d’assisse life in 20 chapels. Hidden by trees it is not too hot I recommend, a must to do in the area
  • Fantastic Saint Francisco's chapels and panorama over the lake
  • Unesco heritage site it was fine 🙂
  • We stumbled into this amazing place by accident. The chapels are stunning in their details from St. Francis’s life, and in many of the chapels the sculptures are life sized and feel almost contemporary in their life-like accuracy. Fascinating from a historical and spiritual perspective.
  • The view from the hill to Orta is so amazing!

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