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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  • We were here in mid October in 22°C sunshine and was the perfect activity for the morning.This can be reached by a bus from Varese if you wish to walk up it or go up the funicular and then walk down.T...  more »
  • lovely place and well maintained, the view from the top is amazing. also the place is well served by the public service, for those who want to be alone in the sanctuary and for those who want to undertake the hike on the via sacra
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  • After covering the 14 chapels you can admire Varese from the large terrace of the sanctuary; the road to walk the chapels is uphill but wide, the terrace and the Sanctuary are beautiful, and the small village around is really quaint. Recommended
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  • Stunning view... Perfect getaway for a weekend
  • It is a magical place. It is hard to describe and is loved by most in the sorroundings for week end walks or to go to the sacred sites, to soend time w friends and family. Or just to go and take a distance from the frentic material life and reflect on something more, something higher like Sacro Monte itself. I love the place and a must see.
  • Faith and history, nice place to visit. :)
  • Small and beautiful old village.
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