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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  • Nice the square and the church. The path is simple and well-indicated. A relaxing afternoon strolling and reflecting
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  • Sanctuary recently restored, located in a beautiful area, from not much UNESCO heritage, to visit.
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  • Located in a vast natural park, along with those of Piedmont and Lombardy was inserted in 2003 by UNESCO in the list of world heritage to see.
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  • It's a beautiful place, with a great view on the Monferrato Hills (UNESCO World Heritage), an historical Sanctuary, a bar, a restaurant and a promenade in the woods. It's perfect to spend the Sunday there with family and friends. Cascina Tenaglia (a fine wine seller & producer) is 5 min away.
  • A beautiful place to come and see, especially by bike
  • It isn't famous or important for artistic sequence how Sacro Monte in Varallo, but landscape and chapels with statues and frescoes are a reason to visit this place.
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