Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, Varese

Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Religious Site
Perched high above the clouds in the Italian alps, the 17th-century Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese is a sacred mountain. Its 14 hillside chapels each are dedicated to a mystery of the rosary. They lead up to the shrine of Santa Maria del Monte at the top. The chapels are filled with17th-century frescoes, paintings, and sculpture. For centuries, pilgrims have hiked among the beech and chestnut trees of Monte Velate to visit the chapels. Today, you can either walk or catch the bus and tram up the mountain. For Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese and beyond, use our Varese tour itinerary planner to get the most from your Varese vacation.
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  • We spent a morning hiking part of the trail, in each direction, from the station of the tram. The views were incredible and the little stores were charming. The cathedral/monastery was amazing. We...  more »
  • Is a quite beautiful place also for a light walk after dinner. In clear days it is possible to see all the plain toeard Milan... and someone assure to have clearly recognized also the sparkling...  more »
  • Superb views over a wide area. About 300 metres walk from main car park down slide incline to beneath Sanctuaire de Santa Monte. Two lifts up if not able to climb steps. 14 chapels with frescos...  more »
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  • I really recommend stopping at the base of the hill/mountain and walk all the way to the top. The alleys are really wonderful and the panoramic views breathtaking. At the top little treasures are waiting for you. Serenity
  • UNESCO world heritage. A must see in the area.
  • Must visit place...best way is to walk the route up the hill
  • Beautiful to visit. Quiet during the time we visited in May. Take some coins for the parking though.
  • Outstanding track! I love it, I want to brig here my family

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