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Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, Varese

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese and many more Varese attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Varese tour planner.
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  • A remarkable set of chapels climaxing with the Sacro Monte at the top of the highest mountain around (you can see the lakes, and even Milan on a clear day). Take the C bus (1.40 euros) from downtown a...  more »
  • At the exit of the funivia there is no indication. When you get there for the first time you do not know where to go. Please put a sign indicating the direction to the Sacro Monte. A brochure with the...  more »
  • You can get here by bus, Linea C to Sacro Monte. You can buy bus tickets in any Tabaccheria. Remember to validate it when getting onboard. The bus trip takes about 20 minutes. If you will take the fun...  more »
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  • Nice walk, great views
  • Quiet place, surrounded by greenery. Great views of the city of Varese. For people who love art and religion great bargains. Baroffio Museum, Museum Parker, Madonna del Monte basilica.
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  • I remember my visit in Christmas of 2007. A magical place covered by a pristine blanket of snow, and stunning views. Simply wonderful.
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  • Is it really worth traipsing up to the top. Leave the car at the 1 ^ Chapel.
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  • Beautiful and awesome ... too bad that there are few parking lots
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