Sacro Monte di Crea, Serralunga di Crea

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The Sacro Monte di Crea is a Roman Catholic sanctuary in the comune of Serralunga di Crea, Piedmont, northern Italy. It is reached via a steeply ascending route which winds through a wooded natural park, whose flora where catalogued by the Casalese photographer and polymath Francesco Negri.HistoryConstruction began in 1589, around an existing sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary whose creation is traditionally attributed to Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, around 350 AD. Eusebius is also said to have installed the statue of the Madonna which is still venerated in the sanctuary.The chapels dedicated to the Mysteries of the Rosary were positioned around the one-thousand-year-old Marian sanctuary on the highest of the hills of Basso Monferrato. As time passed the initial scheme of the monumental layout was altered on a number of occasions and in 1820 significant restoration work began after its partial destruction.The parkSince 1980, woods and a few agricultural land surrounding the Sacro Monte have been preserved as the Parco naturale del Sacro Monte di Crea, whose area is 34hectare where visitors can admire some plant species no longer widely found elsewhere.
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  • Surrounded by nature, peace and silence worthy of a lovely place. Attractive Promenade and breathtaking. Deserves a life
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  • Bellissimo il Sacro Monte di Crea, deserves more than a visit. The sanctuary and the chapels surrounded by natural park until you get to the paradise. Religion, art and nature come together in a breathtaking sight.
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  • Little to add, religious place is part of the Sacri Monti recognized UNESCO World Heritage site. Also religious and naturalistic interest, long then the path of the Monferrato wine. Recommended
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  • Place to be seen, the historic architecture fascinate
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