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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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  • The sacred mountain is a place of rare beauty where you can admire along the path the 14 chapels and the sanctuary, not to mention the view from above that leaves you breathless. We will come back for sure!!!
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  • The Sacro Monte is surely the most beautiful place of Varese! Stands for artistic and natural beauty! Through a walk not too challenging, beautiful in all seasons, you reach the sanctuary and the small, picturesque village of Santa Maria del Monte. Along the way you can admire the 15 chapels built in 1600, painted by the best painters of the era, with dozens of statues in polychrome terracotta (only 50 in the tenth Chapel!) representing scenes from the life of Mary and Jesus. All in a unique natural setting, offering priceless views of the Lakes, the Alps and on the clearest days for Milan and already Apennines
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  • It has a panoramic view of several cities of Italy, giving it to see some of the Swiss Alps on the horizon. Has several cafes and restaurants of good quality, some with an incredible view. is a very good place to visit in the evening, sipping a hot chocolate. Worth knowing
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  • Nice walk, great views
  • A nice long walk punctuated by numerous chapels and inside are some scenes from the life of Christ. At the top of the effort is rewarded with breathtaking views
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  • Monumental via Crucis that overlooks the city of Varese with its 14 chapels and the medieval village on top. From the top you can see the Lakes surrounding the city.
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  • Relaxing. Spectacular view of Varese and the mountains. We were lucky enough to see the first exhibition of Nativity scenes.
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  • Characteristic village and well maintained, the walk in the maze of streets is a continuous discovery of angles splendid; place that gives great serenity; view of the city and the mountains do not miss
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