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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  • August 12, 2017
    I'm going to walk every summer, a nice circuit in the middle of nature with a breathtaking view.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Beautiful sanctuary .... beautiful area dedicated to ex-voto. The various chapels dedicated to the SS Rosario is definitely not for everyone saw the route impassable, but really valuable statues and frescoes. Restaurants with typical products of the area.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Walk in motion so much x do 2 curves in beautiful hills ... taking advantage of the beautiful day we decided to go and visit this shrine, say it is not a sanctuary frequented at least during the week but very nice x his walk between various chapels and small tombs ... deserves a tour especially if in motion in case you love the Monferrato hills
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  • Also this Sacro Monte is absolutely worth seeing.
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