Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, Varese

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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  • The place is beautiful, the climb by the way of the cross is sublime, the chapels are all more beautiful than the other.
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  • How regularly we happen ... we went to the Sacro Monte di Varese looking for some fresh air and tranquillity in a sultry summer evening. Found both!!! all topped off by beautiful scenery all within striking distance from Varese. The Church of Santa Maria del Monte: wonderful little gem. At the top there is the possibility to eat in several structures. For those who don't like walking uphill the sacred mountain is accessible by funicular service. Go there ... or ritornateci!
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  • A nice walk especially during the hot days in Milan, you will find yourself in a beautiful environment, fresh and with a beautiful view over the Lakes.
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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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